Hunger remains a serious issue in Hawaii, and due to an individual’s or families’ financial constraints or unfortunate circumstance, they may not have the means to put food on the table. However, through the great work of the food banks across our State, families who turn to them have the security of knowing that their next meal is coming. Since 1983, the Food Bank Network of Hawaii has provided food to those less fortunate to fight hunger in our state ‘ohana. Island food banks are an important link between donors and the hungry, gathering food and support from the community and distributing food to charitable agencies serving those in need.
Lt. Governor Chin addressed representatives from state departments and agencies to encourage employee participation in this year’s State Employees Annual Food Drive at the kickoff meeting. The State Employees Annual Food Drive will begin on March 17 and continue through May 19, 2018. Please take this opportunity to personally impact the lives of so many in need.
To learn more about how you can help, please visit the Hawaii Foodbank’s website.