hawaii foodbank

Hawai’i Foodbank; Molokai Food Distributor; Bounty From the Sea; Western Regional Fisheries; Oahu Fishing; Hawaii Arts Alliance; Local Artist Zachary Angeles

Courtesy of the Foodbank of Hawaii

Fewer Americans are struggling with hunger than at any point since 2007, according to federal statistics. But local anti-hunger organizations say that data doesn’t tell the full story.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle / U.S. Coast Guard

After 35 days, the longest government shutdown in American history concluded today with a bipartisan funding agreement. The U.S. Coast Guard took the extraordinary step of reallocating operational funds to pay its uniformed servicemembers on January 1st, but those servicemembers were working without pay ever since.

Lisa Ferdinando / Department of Defense

The Hawaiʻi Foodbank is asking for the public's help to replenish its shelves.

The Conversation: Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Nov 1, 2017
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Open Enrollment for Affordable Care Act; Arab/Palestinian Issues Scholar; Hawaii Foodbank; 47th Kona Coffee Cultural Festival; Brooklyn Raga Massive

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This week on Helping Hand we’re learning about the Hawai‘i Foodbank, who have a sobering mission: they work to provide about 125 local agencies with food, feeding a staggering one in five people of the Aloha State’s population. A quarter million people are in need of help. HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Gerald Shintaku, Foodbank President, about the crisis of hunger in Hawai‘i and the many opportunities to lend a helping hand.


This week Helping Hand has an appropriate returning guest – the Hawai‘i Foodbank joins us in the studio for our Christmas afternoon together. They help a staggering one in five Hawai‘i residents with food, and it’s a privilege to learn about their services, and how we can support them, with Polly Kauahi, Vice President at the Hawai’i Foodbank.