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Now through Aug. 31,

Food Drive Day

Continues Virtually!


Hawaii Foodbank Kaua‘i’'s Flagship Fundraising Event

After careful consultation with local health leaders regarding the health and safety of our staff, loyal volunteers, longtime partners and the communities we serve, we have made the decision to host our annual Food Drive Day virtually this year. While we are saddened we cannot hold our flagship fundraising event in-person this year, we are excited to offer three easy ways for you to help nourish our ‘ohana.

With three safe and easy opportunities to give virtually this Food Drive Day, your impact couldn’t be more real.
On Saturday, Aug. 14, you collectively raised
0  meals
0 meals
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 on Kaua‘i persistently remains around 75 percent higher than prior to the pandemic. This means 1 in 6 residents continues to struggle with hunger – including more than 4,700 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 Kaua‘i has distributed more than 2.75 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.

Food Donation
Drop-Off Sites

  • Big Save Market – ʻEleʻele

  • Big Save Market – Kōloa

  • Big Save Market – Waimea

  • Ching Young Village Shopping Center

  • Kukui Grove Center

  • Safeway – Kapa‘a

And that’s why we’re extending this year’s Food Drive Day campaign to the end of the month.

There are still three safe and easy ways to give – all from the comfort of home. Give now through Aug. 31, and your gift will count towards 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.

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Food Drive


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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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 Presidents’ Day, our warehouses will be closed Monday, Feb. 21. If you are in need of emergency food assistance, please call 2-1-1 for Aloha United Way.

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