Basic Human Needs

Food  Water Shelter Clothing

In Hawaii, during an average month, more than 160,000 people including children and seniors go without the food they need. 

They are forced to make trade-offs between rent, utilities, food and basic necessities just to survive in their island home. 

And COVID-19 will particularly hit Hawaii’s 37% of Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE) families whose income is above the Federal Poverty Level but not sufficient to afford the average annual Household Survival Budget which is more than double the national family poverty level.

1 in 5 Hawaii residents struggle with hunger

1 in 6 children in Hawaii struggles with hunger

Hawaii unemployment claims as of June 18

What We Do

In 2020, we reopened our new 13,000 sq foot facility in Kalihi on April 1, 2020. In the 9 months since reopening, we distributed over 1.5 Million pounds of food to over 77,000 to Hawaii Residents. We continue to seek partnerships to work with local farmers, distributors, and restaurants to help ensure that no one goes hungry. 

Our Mission

We seek to serve the community by developing innovative ways to effectively serve, with dignity and compassion, the daily food needs of a greater number of Hawaii’s working people who struggle with food insecurity including children, the elderly,  and those who are disabled.

Our Vision

Eliminate food insecurity in Hawaii.


The Pantry by Feeding Hawaii Together employs a “grocery store style” experience where our clients are able to “shop online and pick-up food by appointment.” We offer a range of foods to choose from, all for free. By doing this, not only does The Pantry reduce food waste because our clients are taking the food they want every week, but we provide them with a 24/7 platform to order their food and pick it up at individually scheduled times.

Online Shopping For Those In Need 

Pick the foods you want to create meals for yourself and your loved ones. Fill your online shopping cart at your convenience and pick up your order at a time specifically reserved for you.

How You Can Help


WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT. Your tax-deductible donation helps buy the food we need to be part of the solution to minimize the impacts felt by thousands of residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Join our team and help us eliminate hunger in Hawaii. From marketing to operations there’s a volunteer position available for everyone.