Feeding Hawaii Together
The Pantry by Feeding Hawaii Together
In the United States, 17.4 million families are “food insecure”, which means that during any given month, they will be out of money and out of food (U.S. Department of Agriculture). In Honolulu alone, over 70,000 people are living under the federal poverty level, with almost 19,000 of them being children (Center of the Family, University of Hawaii). We decided to do something about it.
The Pantry by Feeding Hawaii Together is a non-profit organization, founded by our church more than 20 years ago, that exists to address the hunger crisis in Hawaii. Prior to closure due to loss of facilities in 2016, Feeding Hawaii Together was recognized as Hawaii’s largest distributor of Hawaii Foodbank supplies in the State. The Pantry distributed 3 million pounds of food annually, which accounted for approximately 25% of the Foodbank’s 12.5 million pounds of distributed food, serving 75,000 adults and nearly 13,000 children annually. In April 2020, The Pantry by Feeding Hawaii Together reopened in our new 13,000 square foot warehouse in Kalihi. If you are in need of assistance, or would like to get involved with making a difference, you can learn more about The Pantry by Feeding Hawaii Together below.