Helping Hand - Aloha Harvest

Jan 10, 2014

Credit Artwork Courtesy of Nik Lacchin

Helping Hand is a new weekly feature on HPR. Each Friday afternoon, All Things Considered local host Dave Lawrence puts the spotlight on an organization or event in the community that offers assistance to folks in need: the handicapped, disabled and others facing special challenges. This week we’re learning about Aloha Harvest. 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 Hawai`i. To help us learn more about this invaluable community resource I’ve welcomed Ku`ulei Williams from Aloha Harvest to join us today.

Aloha Harvest is now in its 14th year of service. Since its inception, according to their website, Aloha Harvest has collected and distributed over 11 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, businesses and others. This food would otherwise be discarded and gone to waste.

Contact Aloha Harvest:

Website: alohaharvest.org

Phone Number: (808) 537-6945