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Food Banks that serve Hawaii

Food banks serve large areas and will be able to find a feeding program in your local community. Amidst the stunning landscapes and vibrant culture of Hawaii, a harsh reality persists: food insecurity affects a significant portion of our population. The statistics are sobering. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, food insecurity in the islands has surged, with over 136,000 people, including more than 50,000 keiki (children), facing hunger every day. This crisis touches the lives of parents struggling to find adequate employment, single mothers facing underpayment, and elderly individuals who should be enjoying their golden years without worry. Shockingly, one in six keiki in Hawaii contend with food shortages, sometimes accruing debt at school simply to satisfy their hunger. The recent termination of state-provided meals has left many families in distress, forcing parents to confront the humiliating reality of their inability to provide nourishment for their children.

In response to this pressing issue, various organizations and initiatives have emerged to provide relief to those grappling with food insecurity in Hawaii. One such beacon of hope is the Hawaii Foodbank, a vital resource dedicated to alleviating hunger across the islands. Collaborating with groups like the Hawaii Rotary, the Foodbank endeavors to distribute food to individuals and families in need, offering support through programs like the Commodity Supplemental Food Program. Additionally, governmental assistance programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) play a crucial role in bridging the meal gap for many households, distributing hundreds of millions of dollars annually to support those facing hardship. However, despite these efforts, the scale of the challenge remains daunting, with barriers like public awareness gaps, transportation limitations, and the stigma associated with seeking assistance hindering access to vital resources. Addressing these barriers demands sustained intervention and systemic changes, as underscored by recent research from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa's College of Social Sciences. Through collaborative action and a commitment to innovative solutions, we can strive to ensure that no individual or family in Hawaii goes to bed hungry.


Hawaii Foodbank, Inc.

2611 Kilihau St, Honolulu, HI 96819

808.836.3600 hawaiifoodbank.org

Counties Served

Hawaii, Honolulu, Kalawao, Kauai, Maui