Human Services

Hawaii Foodbank, Inc.

  • Honolulu, HI
  • http://www.hawaiifoodbank.org/

Mission Statement

The people of Hawaii are one ohana. The Hawaii Foodbank provides food so that no one in our family goes hungry. We work to gather food and support from our communities. We then distribute food through charitable agencies to those in need. Our mission is from the heart, and we will fulfill our mission with integrity, humanity and aloha.

Main Programs

  1. Food 4 Keiki BackPack Program
  2. Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program
  3. Feeding Our Future
  4. Ohana Produce Program
  5. Commodity Supplemental Food Program

ruling year

1986

chief executive

Mr. Dick Grimm

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Keywords

Hawaii, Hunger, feeding, food, meals, food bank, foodbank

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EIN

99-0220699

Physical Address

2611 Kilihau Street

Honolulu, 96819

Also Known As

HFB

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Impact statement

The Hawaii Foodbank was founded in 1982 by John White. His Foodbank concept became a reality when the Good Samaritan Law governing food donations passed the legislature in 1982. The law encouraged food donors to donate unmarketable products by protecting them from liability except in cases of gross negligence or wanton acts. In May of 1983, a small warehouse became home to the first Hawaii Foodbank operation. White, along with a single driver, started the distribution of food, totaling 500,000 pounds to 20 member agencies that year. Since then, the Hawaii Foodbank has grown immensely with distribution now at over 11 million pounds to over 250 member agencies annually. Member agencies represent homeless shelters, halfway houses, low-income child care facilities, senior centers, emergency pantries, soup kitchens, rehabilitation centers, and youth programs. Over 183,000 individuals receive help from our agencies including the homeless, the elderly, abused children, battered women, the working poor, the newly unemployed, the physically and mentally challenged, and families experiencing temporary emergencies. In September of 1992, the Foodbank was instrumental in responding to the disaster on Kauai caused by Hurricane Iniki. More than two million pounds of food were immediately distributed to families suffering the aftermath. The Hawaii Foodbank is a certified membe of Feeding America, the National Foodbank Network. Certification means that our operation meets a national uniform standard for sanitation, food handling, health and safety practices and inventory management. The Hawaii Foodbank was rated Hawaii's number one charity by the Hawaii Business Magazine in terms of effective spending. The award was granted based on audited financial statements that show 94% of all revenues go to Food Distribution Programs while only 6% go to Administration and Fund Raising. The Hawaii Foodbank is sustained by a combination of agency fees, fundraising activities, private donations, charitable foundation and State grants, and the Aloha United Way.

Programs

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Program 1

Food 4 Keiki BackPack Program

Our Food 4 Keiki BackPack Program targets both unserved (Princess Ka`iulani Elementary School) and underserved (students) populations. Hawaii’s children are the largest population in need of food. They are also one of the most vulnerable to the effects of hunger. Research has shown lack of nutrition has a negative effect on children’s: physical development, behavioral and social skills, learning and school performance, health, weight and quality of life. The students at Princess Ka`iulani Elementary School in Kalihi-Palama face these challenges. Of the 400 students who attend the school, 350 qualify to receive free or reduced price lunches because of low-income family status. These children rely on school meals during the week and are at risk of hunger over the weekends without them. They need nutritious food they can prepare themselves on weekends when families may not be able to provide meals and snacks.

Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Budget

Population Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Program 2

Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program

The Hawaii Foodbank is distributing Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program voucher booklets worth $50.00 at its member agencies around the island. Our goal is to provide fresh and locally-grown fruits & vegetables for our seniors. Vouchers are redeemableat any City & County People’s Open Market vendors certified for this program from June – October 31, 2010.

Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Budget

Population Served

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Program 3

Feeding Our Future

Fiscal year 2010 was the sixth year of Feeding Our Future, a summer feeding program for children at risk of hunger. The Foodbank partnered with the Sodexho Foundation, University of Hawaii at Manoa and six Foodbank member agencies to serve hot lunches to 450 children on Oahu.
From June 14 through July 23, 2010, lunches were distributed through the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii extensions in Waianae and Ewa Beach, Honolulu Community Action Program Youth Services, Kokua Kalihi Valley Youth & Family Services, the Mutual Housing Association and the Lighthouse Outreach Center. Through Feeding Our Future, agencies served approximately 14,500 meals to over 500 kids, ages 4 through 17.

Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Budget

Population Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Program 4

Ohana Produce Program

The Hawaii Foodbank distributed 2.6 million pounds of fresh produce through the Ohana Produce Program in fiscal year 2010. The program distributes nutritious, fresh fruits andvegetables to underserved communities where there are higher levels of hunger, homelessness, low-income house-holds or fewer outreach programs that are able to feed those in need. This year, the program served 23 communities on Oahu through 26 partner agencies.

The Ohana Produce Program provided 29,800 people on 

Oahu each month with fresh fruits and vegetables. Each person served represented several family members, meaning the program more people than actually reported. The Ohana Produce Program will continue to seek partner agencies that will “close the gaps” and service communities on the North Shore where distributions are fewer and further apart. The challenge will be identifying agencies that have the capacity to host a distribution and provide the amount of produce donations needed to serve the hungry in those communities.

Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Budget

Population Served

Adults

Program 5

Commodity Supplemental Food Program

Hawaii is one of 7 states that have been approved to distribute food boxes to improve the health of low-income elderly persons of at least 60 years by supplementing their
diets with nutritious USDA foods.

Category

Food Distribution

Budget

Population Served

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

None

None

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HAWAII FOODBANK, INC.
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Hawaii Foodbank, Inc.

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Mr. Dick Grimm

BIO

The Hawaii Foodbank Board of Directors elected Dick Grimm, president of Hawaii Foodbank, Inc., in August 2000, after serving as interim president of the organization since March 2000. Previously, Mr. Grimm was a member of the board of directors and served as chairman of the Finance, Food Drive and Long Range Planning committees. Mr. Grimm?s commitment to the hungry people of Hawaii has spanned more than a decade of service. His past community service includes involvement on various boards of local organizations such as Board of Advisors to the President of Kamehameha Schools, Central YMCA, Chaminade Board of Regents, Easter Seals Society, Hawaii Television Broadcasters Association, Honolulu Rotary, Junior Achievement, Metro YMCA, the State of Hawaii Sports Task Force and Clean Hawaii. In 1998, Mr. Grimm retired after 35 years in the television broadcasting industry. During his more than 35 years in Hawaii, Mr. Grimm has been involved in other business ventures in addition to managing KITV, KGMB and Shamrock Television. Of note was his start-up of Garage Doors of Hawaii, which he owned and operated from 1969 to 1984, and his involvement with the start-up of Oahu Wireless Cable, which was sold to GTE in 1997 and is now known as Americast. A long-time member of the Outrigger Canoe Club, Mr. Grimm also served on numerous committees and chaired both the public relations and long range planning committees. Mr. Grimm is also a member of the Waialae Country Club board of directors. Mr. Grimm is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, where he lettered in football and boxing. He is also a former U.S. Marine, who proudly served his country in Japan, Okinawa and the Philippines.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Linda Chu Takayama

Attorney-at-Law

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