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Aloha Harvest Receives $75,000 Grant from First Hawaiian Foundation
Aloha Harvest Receives $75,000 Grant
from First Hawaiian Foundation
Aloha Harvest, a non-profit organization that rescues donated, perishable food from food donors and distributes the food to Oahu's needy, recently received a grant of $75,000 from the First Hawaiian Foundation over two years. The grant monies, at $37,500 per year beginning June 2014, will be used for general operating needs.
"We are very thankful to the First Hawaiian Foundation for its generous support of Aloha Harvest for the next two years," said Aloha Harvest Executive Director Ku`ulei Williams. "This grant will go towards supporting our ongoing operations."
Aloha Harvest is a non-profit organization that delivers food to 173 social service agencies on O`ahu that feed the hungry with food supplied by local hotels, restaurants, and distributors. Since its inception in November 1999, Aloha Harvest has distributed more than 12.7 million pounds of food helping to provide meals to the hungry. Aloha Harvest drivers regularly pick up perishable and non-perishable food from more than 350 donors including Castle Medical Center, Starbucks, First Hawaiian Bank, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Meadow Gold Dairies,
Y. Hata, Sheraton Hotels, Lawsons and ABC Stores. The food is then distributed to 173 approved social service agencies feeding men, women, and children on Oahu. It is based on the City Harvest program in New York City. For more information, call 537-6945 or visit www.alohaharvest.org.
About Aloha Harvest
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Aloha Harvest picks up excess quality food from restaurants, hotels, food distributors, catering events, food drives, and others events and delivers this food 'free of charge' to social service agencies that feed the hungry and homeless on Oahu.
Aloha Harvest is a non-profit organization that gathers quality, donated food and delivers it "free of charge" to social service agencies feeding the hungry in Hawaii. This innovative concept first proved successful in New York City with the 1982 City Harvest project. In 1999, the Hauoli Mau Loa Foundation asked founder, Helen ver Duin Palit, to study the feasibility of bringing the City Harvest concept to Oahu. Based on discussions with potential food donors, recipients, and community leaders, her study concluded that the island definitely needed a reliable link between businesses that wanted to donate good, perishable food and social service agencies with clients to feed. Thus, Aloha Harvest was established in November 1999 to fulfill this need.
In November 2009, Aloha Harvest celebrated its 10th Anniversary. Since its inception Aloha Harvest has collected and distributed over 4.6 million pounds of food which now includes quality perishable and non-perishable foods, as well as beverages. The food has been donated by over 650 participating donors such as restaurants, caterers, government facilities, hotels, food distributors and others. Aloha Harvest has many regular donors and is also called whenever there is leftover, wholesome food or when food products are close to their expiration dates. This food would otherwise be discarded and gone to waste.
Aloha Harvest is environmentally and economically minded and our program prevents waste, recycles and meets the needs of literally thousands who are facing hunger daily. Aloha Harvest has both a refrigerated truck and van to promptly transport the food to approved, charitable food providers on Oahu. (Aloha Harvest does not store any food.) Strict standards for food safety are applied throughout the entire process. Aloha Harvest has never had any complaints about the safety of the food delivered. It also receives donations from special projects such as Food Drives organized by schools, businesses, organizations, and churches. Further, Aloha Harvest offers pick-up and delivery service year-round, 7 days a week, completely free of charge.
No other organization on Oahu provides such a service. Aloha Harvest is operated by a small, qualified group of three full-time and two part-time employees. The full-time staff include Executive Director, Kuulei Williams and weekday drivers, Dwayne Corpuz and Kawehe Brown. The part-time staff are -- Greg Nacapoy (Saturday driver) and Jayson Canoneo (Sunday driver).
Click on the names of the organizations below to read more about what they have to say about Aloha Harvest.
Once a Month Church
"Aloha Harvest is part of the solution"
Diamond Head Clubhouse
Save the FoodBasket
"The impact...is substantial"
"your donations have touched the hearts of so many"
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Rescuing Food to Feed Hawaii's Hungry. Aloha Harvest rescues excess quality food from restaurants, hotels, food distributors, catering events, food drives, and other events and delivers this food 'free of charge' to social service agencies that feed the hungry and homeless on O'ahu.
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