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Saturday, August 27, 2022

Food Drive Day

Continues Virtually!


Hawaii Foodbank Kaua‘i’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. On Saturday, Aug. 27, we’re excited to bring together our local and global community in the fight against hunger. Join us by hosting a food and fund drive and drop off at one of our island-wide collection sites. You can also make a monetary donation by participating in our online giving campaign via our website and text-to-donate.

On Saturday, Aug. 27, you collectively raised
0  meals
0 meals
to help nourish our ‘ohana.

We need your kōkua to help ensure that everyone in our ‘ohana has the nourishment they need to thrive today, as we work to end hunger in Hawai‘i tomorrow.

Food Drive Day has been a virtual fundraiser for the past two years and during that time we have been overwhelmed by the generosity of so many that have connected with us across our digital platforms to support our mission. This year Food Drive Day is going hybrid—in addition to our online campaign we have added seven community donation sites. One in seven Kaua‘i residents struggles with hunger today – including 1 in 4 keiki. With the rise of inflation, and the price of groceries in Hawai‘i increasing at an alarming rate, we want to be sure that everyone has access to the food they need to thrive. Your support today, can help us ensure that every member of our ‘ohana has safe, equitable food access when they need it most.

Food Donation
Drop-Off Sites

On Aug. 27, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. join us online or one of these 7 locations on Kauaʻi that will be accepting monetary and food donations.

  • Big Save Market – ʻEleʻele
  • Big Save Market – Kōloa
  • Big Save Market – Waimea
  • Ching Young Village Shopping Center
  • Kukui Grove Center
  • Safeway – Hokulei Village
  • Safeway – Kapa‘a

Join us in the fight to end hunger and help us nourish our ‘ohana today!

There are three easy ways to get involved with our virtual campaign – all from the comfort of home. Give during the month of August, and your gift will support this year’s incredible Food Drive Day efforts.



Donate Funds

Because of our Feeding America affiliation, we’re able to stretch your dollars further. A donation of just $10 goes a long way — helping provide food for more than 20 meals.

Donate Today

Food Drive


Gather Food Virtually

Our 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.

Get Started


On Social


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

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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 Kaua‘i 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 on Kaua‘i. 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

In observance of Prince Kūhiō Day, our warehouses will be closed Monday, March 27. If you are in need of emergency food assistance, please call 2-1-1 for Aloha United Way.

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