Get Involved

Get Involved in the Rescue

Aloha Harvest has collected and distributed over 21 million pounds of food which now includes quality perishable and non-perishable foods, as well as beverages. The food has been donated by over 1,000 participating donors, such as restaurants, caterers, government facilities, hotels, food distributors, businesses and others. This food would otherwise be discarded and gone to waste.

Make a monetary donation

It takes money to keep Aloha Harvest running, getting food from where there is extra to where it is needed. Every dollar helps!


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Volunteer with Us

Aloha Harvest is operated by a small qualified group and extra hands are always needed. Get a chance to ride along on our trucks or help in the office and at our special events. We are always looking for volunteers to help do clerical work in the office. Turn in an application and let us know where you want to help out.

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Become a Food Donor

Not only does Aloha Harvest provide much needed food to feed the hungry, but Aloha Harvest helps to keep good quality food from going to waste and diverts it from the waste stream.

Donate your Excess Food

Do you run a restaurant, catering service, hotel or food distribution warehouse? Are you planning a catered event, Luau or organizing a food drive? Help us feed Hawai`i’s hungry with your excess food by calling our office. We’ll pick up your food donations that would otherwise go to waste, and deliver it directly to one of our social service agencies.

Food Safety and Liability

Aloha Harvest was developed using Department of Health guidelines, setting up an efficient sanitary system for the responsible handling of food. Aloha Harvest voluntarily requires that all drivers successfully complete the Health Department's Food Safety Education Program. The Aloha Harvest vehicles are refrigerated with freezing capability to maintain the food at the proper temperature and is sanitized, inside and out, on a weekly basis by a professional cleaner.


Both the Food Donor and Recipient Social Service Agency are protected by two important government laws

Federal – Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act of 1996
  • (c) Liability for damages from donated food and grocery products.

     (1) Liability of a person or gleaner.

    A person or gleaner shall not be subject to civil or criminal liability arising from the nature, age, packaging, or condition of apparently wholesome food or an apparently fit grocery product that the person or gleaner donates in good faith to a nonprofit organization for the ultimate distribution to needy individuals.

State – Hawaii Good Samaritan Donation of Food Act 
  •  (a) Any donor of food products, who in good faith donates the food for the use or distribution by a charitable, religious, or nonprofit organization to needy persons shall not be liable for any civil damages or criminal penalties for any injuries or illnesses including, but not limited to injuries or illnesses resulting from the nature, age, condition, packaging, or handling of the donated food products, except for such damages as may result from the donor’s gross negligence or wanton acts or omissions. 

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Financial Partners

Hau`oli Mau Loa Foundation is the major financial supporter of Aloha Harvest. We have been working hard to cultivate monetary support from the community to expand our financial base. Other sources of income have come from other foundations such as the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation, Alexander & Baldwin LLC, ABC Stores, Walmart Foundation and many more. In addition, Aloha Harvest also receives support from First Hawaiian Bank’s Kokua Mai Employee Giving Program, Aloha United Way Campaign and the Combined Federal Campaign (#83771). Your support will help us continue our work of feeding Hawai`i’s hungry.