Feeding Hawaii Together is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based out of Honolulu. Unlike your typical food distribution program, Feeding Hawaii Together employs a “grocery-store style” setup which enables qualifying individuals to “shop” from a wide assortment of perishable and non-perishable foods directly from refrigerators and shelves. For our patrons, Feeding Hawaii Together’s program is a far cry from the anonymous brown paper bag they might be accustomed to receiving from other food distribution centers.
By providing food in this manner, our clients are able to:
- Retain Their Dignity
- Build Confidence
- Become More Self-Sufficient
- Eat Healthier, More Balanced Meals
The best part is, unlike some food distribution services, the food here is free. Individuals can shop once a week and take home as much food as they can carry. Feeding Hawaii Together is the only place that offers this kind of service in Hawaii, and perhaps even the nation.
Further, we are able to help reduce food waste because our clients only take the items they want.
Our food distribution center is currently located in the Kakaako district of Honolulu, Hawaii, but eventually, we will have distribution centers on neighbor islands. To start, we’d like to add at least two to three distribution centers in West Oahu and Waimanalo. Our ultimate goal is to end hunger in Hawaii. Too ambitious? We don’t think so.