Give by Example
Food Drive Day
Hawaii Foodbank's Flagship Fundraising Event
For more than 30 years, Food Drive Day has played an integral role in Hawaii Foodbank’s mission to nourish our ‘ohana. On Saturday, Aug. 14, we went virtual for the second year in a row to help prioritize the safety of our communities. Even with the absence of our physical donation sites, your kōkua never wavered.
Your gifts may have been delivered “virtually,” but your impact this Food Drive Day couldn’t be more real.
On Saturday, Aug. 14, you collectively raised
to help nourish our ‘ohana.
This response comes at a critical time. We are continuing to see an entirely new level of need since the onset of COVID-19.
Hunger in Hawaii persistently remains around 60 percent higher than prior to the pandemic. This means 1 in 6 residents continues to struggle with hunger – including more than 81,000 keiki.
Because of your support, we’ve been able to sustain our mission at a consistently intense pace for the last year and a half. Since the start of the pandemic, Hawaii Foodbank has distributed nearly 32.5 million pounds of food to those in need – and it’s because of you. You help us ensure that every member of our ‘ohana has safe, equitable food access when they need it most.
- Kapolei Commons
- Koko Marina Center
- Pearl City Shopping Center
- Town Center of Mililani – City Mill
- Wai‘anae Mall Shopping Center
- Waiokeola Congregational Church
- Waterfront Plaza
- Windward City Shopping Center
And that’s why we’re extending this year’s Food Drive Day campaign to the end of the month.
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.
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!
Kaka‘ako Farmers’ Market
KCC Farmers’ Market
Mākeke Wai‘anae Farmers’ & Green Market
McCully Shopping Center Open Market
Pearlridge Farmers’ Market