As Hawaii’s most vulnerable residents faced greater economic strain and increased food security amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, more people turned to the Hawaii Foodbank for the first time in their lives. Since the onset of COVID-19 in early 2020, food insecurity in Hawaii has increased by more than 60% - now impacting 1 in 6 people in Hawaii.
“We are incredibly grateful to the Sony Open and Friends of Hawaii Charities for helping to support our Ohana Produce Plus Program. This program is such a critical anchor for so many families to be able to rely upon—the produce, the variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy products, bread, and grains that are funneled to them through this program. It provides critical nourishment to family members, especially toward the end of the month when the money is really tight or no longer there.”
When you donate to a participating charity like Hawaii Foodbank through the Aloha for Hawaii Charities campaign now through January 19, 2022 (4 pm HST), that charity will receive 100% of your donation plus a bonus boost from a funding pool generated by Friends of Hawaii Charities from the 2022 Sony Open in Hawaii. See participating charities here.