Aloha Harvest is a non-profit organization that rescues quality, donated food and delivers it “free of charge” to social service agencies feeding the hungry in Hawai‘i.
KEY SERVICES PROVIDED
• Sole organization in the state that rescues quality excess food from businesses, and delivers it free of charge to nonpro t agencies that serve the hungry.
• Picks up perishable and non-perishable food, and this includes prepared foods (hot meals, pastries, sandwiches) and food that is not sellable due to damaged packaging.
• Between pickups and deliveries, drivers break down donations into useable portions for receiving agencies.
• Deliveries are made on the same day as pick-ups as there is no warehouse to store food.
• Tax-deductible receipts are given upon donating excess food.
EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Every February a 16ft refrigerated truck is parked outside a local grocery story for the annual Fill the Truck Drive. Canned and dry goods along with monetary donations are collected.
The annual Compassion in Arts competition encourages students, grades 6–12, to explore compassion for the hungry and homeless through art with an exhibit showcase in October to honor participants.
Empty Bowl Hawai‘i is the newest event partnership held every odd year in the Spring. One ticket to the event includes a handcrafted bowl created by local potters of Hawai‘i Potters Guild and a serving of soup made by top local chefs.
Corporate and individual volunteers are always needed and welcomed to help execute events. Call for more information: 808.537.6945
Lisa Tomihama, Board Chair
Summer Kaiawe, Vice Chair
Sharon Spear, Secretary
Joanna Kawamoto, Treasurer
Aulani Kekuna, Director
Mark E. Davis, Director
Debra Van Zile, Director
Scott J. Sivik, Director
Butch Galdeira, Director
Ann Kinoshita, Director
Nicole Altman, Director
Robert Harrison, Emeritus Chair
Ku‘ulei Williams, Executive Director