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.

 

DONATE FUNDS

It takes money to keep Aloha Harvest running...getting food from where there is extra to where it is needed, takes people and vehicles. Aloha Harvest does this for a fraction of the value of the cost per pound of food we provide to those in need.

There is much more we can do, we are only limited by our financial resources. With your help Aloha Harvest can fund the trucks and drivers needed to get more food to the needy of O`ahu and reduce wasted food. We invite you to become a financial donor partner. Your support will help us continue our work of feeding Hawai`i's hungry. 

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OTHER WAYS TO GIVE

We have an annual Stay at Home mailer campaign in the Fall that generates support for individual donors. No need to dress up or find a babysitter. Instead, we ask taht you enjoy a quiet night at home, and send in a gift to Aloha Harvest. Contact our office 808-537-6945 or email us to put your name on the mailing list.

Shop on AmazonSmile? This is a simple way of giving back every time you shop, at absolutely no cost to you! The Amazon Smile Foundation donates 0.5% of the your purchases to Aloha Harvest. Please select us as your charity of choice. To learn more about AmazonSmile and to start shopping, visit here.

Donate your vehicle to Kokua in Kind, LLC and choose Aloha Harvest as your charity of choice. They accept most cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles or boats. To learn more and submit a donation form, visit here.

Every September, Aloha Harvest partners with Foodland for their Give Aloha Program. All month long shoppers can make a donation of up to $249 per person, per organization at checkout.  Your donation will be matched by Foodland and the Western Union Foundation. Just provide our registration code #78185 to any cashier at any Foodland, Sack N Save or Foodland Farms.

Food Safety & Liability

Aloha Harvest was planned 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 (42 USC §17911) (create a link to the Bill Emerson PDF)

(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 (HRS 145D §-1, §-2, §-3, §-4, §-5)

[§145D-2] Exceptions to liability. (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. 

        Food Donors

Aloha Harvest fills a vital niche in O‘ahu's community. Thousands of would-be hungry individuals depend on Aloha Harvest's deliveries of donated food every day. This innovative concept of transferring food from the "haves" to the have-nots" is a cost-effective approach to alleviating hunger among one-in-four islanders.

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.

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.

Who Donates?

 

 

Testimonials

The Food Recovery Challenge is an EPA program that supports organizations to rethink business as usual.  Organizations are encouraged to follow the Food Recovery Hierarchy to prioritize their actions to prevent and divert wasted food. As part of EPA's Food Recovery Challenge, organizations pledge to improve their sustainable food management practices and report their results. Businesses and organizations are learning to purchase less and divert surplus food away from landfills to non-profit hunger-relief organizations and to composting.

The FRC has two categories: participants and endorsers. Participants prevent and divert wasted food in their operations following the Food Recovery Hierarchy. Endorsers promote sustainable management of food by educating organizations and businesses as well as recruiting organizations and businesses to join the FRC.  Aloha Harvest falls under the endorser category.

Participants and endorsers include groups such as grocers, educational institutions, restaurants, faith organizations, sports and entertainment venues, and hospitality businesses. Learn more about becoming a participant or endorser for the EPA Food Recovery Challenge here.