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Food Drive Day

Saturday, Aug. 14

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Hawaii Foodbank's Flagship Fundraising Event

Food Drive Day is an annual fundraising event that helps Hawaii Foodbank raise awareness, rally support, and keep our shelves stocked and ready at all times. On this special day, Hawaii Foodbank staff and volunteers gather food and funds at various donation sites throughout Hawaii.

Food Drive Day unites our entire community in the fight to end hunger.

Businesses, organizations, groups and individuals are invited to host their own Food and Fund Drives leading up to Food Drive Day and donate their proceeds at a donation site on Saturday, Aug. 14

Food Drive Day plays an integral role in maintaining Hawaii Foodbank’s year-round food supply

Hawaii Foodbank’s mission depends on donations from the community, and Food Drive Day is paramount to maintaining an adequate supply of food year-round. Donations made each year on Food Drive Day better prepare Hawaii Foodbank for emergencies, hurricane season, natural disasters and other unexpected events like COVID-19.

Food Donation
Drop-Off Sites

  • Kapolei Commons

  • Koko Marina Center

  • Pearl City Shopping Center

  • Town Center of Mililani – City Mill

  • Wai‘anae Mall Shopping Center

  • Waterfront Plaza

  • Windward City Shopping Center

Can't make it to one of our food donation drop-off sites?

No worries! There are plenty of ways to support Hawaii Foodbank completely online. No matter which way you decide to #GiveByExample, your support goes a long way to help nourish our ‘ohana. Here’s how:

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Gather Food Virtually

Our new Virtual Food Drive allows you to donate some of our most-needed items while also leaving extra food on grocery shelves for our neighbors — all without leaving home.

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Help spread the word by tagging @HawaiiFoodbank and using the hashtag #GiveByExample. Let your network know we are here as a reliable resource.

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Donate Funds

Because of our affiliation with Feeding America, we’re able to stretch your dollars further. A donation of just $10 goes a long way — helping provide food for 25 meals.

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History of Food Drive Day

History of Food Drive Day

Ensuring there is always enough food to feed our communities is an ongoing challenge, and we are constantly exploring creative ways to match supply with demand.​ That's how Food Drive Day was born. Thirty years ago, Hawaii Foodbank launched the inaugural Food Drive Day at Restaurant Row to help gather more food for Hawaii’s hungry. The community embraced our humble event and it ultimately grew into the highly anticipated, annual fundraising effort it is today.

Over the past three decades, Food Drive Day has grown to unite businesses, organizations, groups and individuals all over Hawaii in one common cause – nourish our ‘ohana. Food Drive Day now holds collection sites all over Hawaii, as well as fosters more than a dozen unique Food Drive Coalitions. These Coalitions consist of companies and organizations within the same industry, and they work together to gather food and raise funds on behalf of Hawaii Foodbank in the months leading up to Food Drive Day.

Looking for a stylish way to support Food Drive Day?

Did you know Hawaii Foodbank releases a limited edition t-shirt every year? It all started decades ago to commemorate Food Drive Day. Order this year’s t-shirt, and your purchase goes directly towards our mission to end hunger in Hawaii. Proceeds from t-shirt sales allow us to provide more meals and support to the communities we serve.

Give by example. Wear by example.

Pick up a t-shirt on Food Drive Day at a farmers' market near you!

New this year – Hawaii Foodbank will be set up at various farmers’ markets throughout O‘ahu. Come check us out on Food Drive Day to snag this year’s t-shirt, make a donation or just come talk story. No matter which way – we’ll be happy to see you!

Food Drive Day
Farmers' Markets

  • Kaka‘ako Farmers’ Market

  • KCC Farmers’ Market

  • Mākeke Wai’anae Farmers’ & Green Market

  • McCully Shopping Center Open Market

  • Pearlridge Farmers’ Market

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