Ulupono Initiative

Hawaii Foodbank

To leverage local farmers in helping to feed communities during the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Background

Recording a 30% increase in need and numbers continuing to rise, Hawaii Foodbank has been monitoring the development of COVID-19 and taking proactive steps to provide emergency food to members of the community impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as those already facing hunger every day. Funds will be used to hire staff to manage purchasing, inventory and procurement of food products from local farmers.

Who We Worked With

Hawaii Foodbank is a nonprofit 501(c)3 agency that collects, warehouses and distributes mass quantities of both perishable and non-perishable food through approximately 200 charitable agencies on Oahu and Kauai. Hawaii Foodbank serves Oahu and Kauai directly, and partners with The Food Basket to serve Hawaii County and Maui Food Bank to serve Maui County. Together, we work to ensure that no one in our Hawaii ohana goes hungry.

How We Partnered

$10,000 grant provided through the Ulupono Fund at the Hawaii Community Foundation

Impact

Provided emergency food to members of the community impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.


 

At a Glance

Investment Area
Local Food Production
Investment Model
Non-Profit
 
Total Investment
$10, 000
Website
www.hawaiifoodbank.org