Help Feed Oʻahu

Instead of letting your food go to waste, join Aloha Harvest in collecting and redistributing food to nourish and strengthen our community on Oʻahu.

Our Mission

In Hawaiʻi, about 1 in 5 people rely on food pantries for assistance.
Yet 237,000 tons of food - or 26% of the available food supply - is wasted annually. 

Aloha Harvest is the largest food rescue and redistribution organization in Hawaiʻi, getting quality excess food into stomachs instead of landfills. Free of charge and free of liability, we pick up quality excess food from donors (ex: wholesale distributors, grocery stores, restaurants, hotels) and redistribute it to recipient agencies feeding the hungry (ex: homeless shelters, social services, food pantries).

In 2021, we worked with 420 food donors and 232 recipient agencies to redistribute over 3.8 million pounds of good food that would have otherwise been wasted!


We have been doing this work since 1999 and are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

With Your Help

26000000
pounds of food has been rescued since our operations began in November 1999!

Get involved in the rescue!

Feed the Hungry

1 in 6 Hawaiʻi residents relies on a food bank or pantry for support. For Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, that rate is over 35%. Aloha Harvest acts as a collaborator with social service agencies to supply free food to the most vulnerable members of our community.

Protect the Environment

When dumped in landfills, food rots under anaerobic conditions, producing methane, a greenhouse gas at least 25x more potent than carbon dioxide. By diverting excess food from entering the waste stream, Aloha Harvest reduces our environmental footprint and our dependence on landfills.

On O'ahu, we incinerate our waste first and then dump the ash in a landfill. However, due to its high moisture content, burning food waste is highly inefficient since it requires more energy to process in the incinerator.

Boost the Economy

Hawaiʻi annually spends about $6.8 billion importing approximately 85% of its food, making us vulnerable to events that disrupt shipping. The cost of our annual food waste comes out to about $1.025 billion annually. Food rescue saves the state money and strengthens our
economy in both of these areas.

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