This video, created by Micah Mews, a college student working with Aloha Harvest, shows us what actually happens when Aloha Harvest staff puts the nonprofit's mission into action. Watch the process as Aloha Harvest picks up "rescued" excess food from restaurants, hotels and other food establishments and delivers it to social service agencies that feed the hungry and low-income families and seniors.
"We rescue food and we also educate restaurants and businesses that if they donate to Aloha Harvest, it reduces what they have to pay to carry off [to the landfill] as waste, and then they get a tax write-off," said Kuulei Williams, Aloha Harvest's executive director.
Since 2013, Aloha Harvest has been rescuing about 2 million pounds of food annually and helping to feed 60,000 people each year. For more information or to get involved, contact Aloha Harvest at (808) 537-6945 or visit www.alohaharvest.org.