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 9 people in Hawaii struggles with hunger

1 in 6 children in Hawaii struggles with hunger

Unemployment claims as of March 31

What We Do

Feeding Hawaii Together was recognized as Hawaii’s largest distributor of Hawaii Foodbank supplies in the State prior to closure in 2016. The Pantry distributed 3 million pounds of food annually, which accounted for approximately 25% of the Foodbank’s 12.5 million pounds of distributed food, serving 75,000 adults and nearly 13,000 children annually.

And now with our own 13,000 sq.ft. facility in Kalihi and our state-of-the-art online ordering and pick up system we’re here to provide food to thousands more.

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 by 2025.

Services 

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

DONATE

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.

Volunteer

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