Supporting Hawaii’s Communities With Hawaii Foodbank

The Hawaii Foodbank is coming up! Join HI Now host Rachel Pacarro to find out how you can donate and support your local community!

Sponsored by Hawaii Foodbank

Hawaii Foodbank has a rich history of supporting local families since 1983. “After a year like no other, hunger in our communities is at its highest level in almost a century,” says Beverly Santos, Director of Food Drive & Events. “Hawaii’s unemployment rate remains the highest in the country, and close to a quarter of a million residents continue to struggle with hunger including a growing number of kupuna and now nearly one out of three keiki.”

As Hawaii continues to recover from the pandemic, Hawaii Foodbank wants to make sure they can provide meals and continue to act as a safety net for those in need. They are able to keep their shelves stocked through the generous donations from the community. It’s very easy to coordinate a food drive, and Hawaii Foodbank will be with you every step of the way.

If you are interested in running a food drive, use these tips to help you get started!

  • Keep it simple. Establish a start date, end date, and a team who will assist you with the food drive.
  • Set a goal! Shoot towards collecting a certain number of boxes or donations.
  • Get creative! Use themes, competition, etc to make your food drive fun!
  • Register your food drive at where you can request support supplies like banners or posters.
  • Find volunteers to help drop off the food donations or drop them off on Food Drive Day (happens every year in August).

Don’t forget that Food Drive Day will happen Saturday, August 14th!

For more information:, @hawaiifoodbank on Instagram and Facebook.