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Saturday, August 27, 2022

Food Drive Day

Continues Virtually!


Hawai‘i Foodbank's Flagship Fundraising Event

For more than 30 years, Food Drive Day has played an integral role in Hawai‘i Foodbank’s mission to nourish our ‘ohana. After pivoting to our virtual platforms for the past two years, we were excited to host our first hybrid Annual Food Drive Day event and campaign. On Saturday, August 27, our local and global ‘ohana came together in the fight against hunger. Mahalo to everyone that joined our campaign online and in-person during the month of August. We are overwhelmed by the generosity and outpouring of support that we witnessed on our virtual platforms and at each collection site across the state.

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Your kōkua helps ensure that everyone in our ‘ohana has the nourishment they need to thrive today.

On Food Drive Day alone – in less than 24 hours, with the collective support of our staff, hundreds of volunteers, partners, and our community – we were able to collect over 20,000 pounds of food and nearly $43,000 at the four collection sites on O‘ahu and the seven collection sites on Kaua‘i this year, in addition to the nearly $82,000 in statewide online donations – allowing Hawai‘i Foodbank to provide food for over 285,000 meals to the people we serve.

Food Donation
Drop-Off Sites

On Aug. 27, 2022 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. join us online or at one of these four locations on O‘ahu that will be accepting monetary and food donations.

  • Town Center of Mililani
  • Waiokeola Congregational Church
  • Waterfront Plaza
  • Windward City Shopping Center

Mahalo for helping us reach our goal of raising 1 million meals for our community! Every $1 donated provides food for more than 2 meals to help nourish our ‘ohana.

During Food Drive Day, you collectively raised
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to help nourish our ‘ohana.

Help us reach our goal of raising $1 million meals for our community! Every $1 donated provides food for more than 2 meals to help nourish our ‘ohana.

Stay engaged! You can continue to #GivebyExample.

Whether you share, volunteer, advocate, fundraise, or donate – you can help make a difference in the lives of so many struggling with hunger. 


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Volunteers are needed to help distribute food with our Partner Agencies at Food Distributions; in addition to packing and sorting at our Warehouse.


Donate Online

Gather Food Virtually

Our Virtual Food Drive allows you to donate some of our most-needed items. To participate, you can also text "FOOD" to 80888.


Donate Food

Host A
Food Drive

Food Drives are critical to maintaining the flow of food to those who need it most by helping keep our warehouse shelves stocked.




Help spread the word by tagging @HawaiiFoodbank and using the hashtag #GiveByExample. Invite your friends, family and network to join us in the fight against hunger!

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Support a Neighbor Island Food Bank

For information on hosting a food drive or to make a donation on Hawai‘i Island, Maui, or Kaua‘i, click on the link below to visit their website.

Hawai‘i Island: The Food Basket
Maui: Maui Food Bank
Kaua‘i: Hawai‘i Foodbank – Kaua‘i

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, Hawai‘i Foodbank launched the inaugural Food Drive Day at Restaurant Row to help gather more food for Hawai‘i’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 Hawai‘i in one common cause – nourish our ‘ohana. Food Drive Day now holds collection sites all over Hawai‘i, 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 Hawai‘i 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.

First Hawaiian Bank

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