Helping the Hungry

in Maui County

Helping the Hungry

in Maui County

Urgent Need For Food to Fill The Maui Food Bank’s Empty Shelves!

It is important for us to keep you updated with information regarding the coronavirus and how it pertains to our mission. We are following the guidance of the centers for disease control and prevention, as well as local and state health authorities. As this situation unfolds, the everyday need for food assistance in our community persists. We are actively working with our network of more than 175 partner agencies to ensure that Maui’s kupuna, keiki, low-income families and the homeless have access to food.

Due to high demand, our shelves are nearly empty. Please bring food donations to the Maui Food Bank. (Fire Stations are no longer accepting food donations, until further notice.) We also have options for cash donations and virtual shopping — use the buttons below to conveniently donate online.

We will continue to keep you updated with timely and accurate information. Mahalo for your support!

Richard Yust
Executive Director

Help Us Stock Our Shelves!

Grab-and-Go School Meal Sites Now Open

During the extended Spring Break period, many of the Hawaii public schools will be providing breakfast and lunch to children who are 18 years or younger. They will be able to stop by one of the designated schools to pick up a grab-and-go meal.

Please use the links below to learn more and to view the full list of school feeding sites.

Need food now?

Maui Food Bank has food distribution locations across the island.

Please use the buttons below to download the food distribution site list or to view our interactive map of the locations.

How We Help

Over 10,000 people in Maui County do not know where their next meal is coming from.

The Maui Food Bank is our community’s primary safety net for providing hunger relief to those in need. Our purpose is to collect and distribute food to organizations and agencies that rely on us to help improve the quality of life of those in our island ‘ohana. The Maui Food Bank exists to ensure that no one in Maui County will go hungry. We fulfill our mission with compassion, integrity and aloha.

Why We Help

A recent study commissioned by the Hawaii State Department of Health reveals that people living in Maui County are at serious risk for having one of the highest rates of food insecurity in the state. Of those who benefit from the Maui food Bank—65% have an income below the official poverty guidelines, 37% are working households. Almost 50% of the people we serve are single moms and one in five children in Maui County is currently at risk of going hungry. This is a 62% increase in the last decade.

Hunger affects low-income families and individuals, as well as people who live in extreme poverty. People who suffer from hunger are confronted with constant shame, worry and insecurity about how they are going to feed themselves and their families. Hunger impairs a child’s ability to learn, grow and stay healthy. Among the elderly, it exacerbates chronic health problems and speeds the onset of degenerative diseases. In every age group hunger impedes people from having healthy and productive lives.

community impact for February 2020

Pounds of Food Distributed

Pounds of Food Distributed

Volunteer Hours Served

Volunteer Hours Served

where does my donation go?

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Program Services: 96%

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Fundraising Expenses: 3%

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Admin Expenses: 1%

let's do this

Donate today and help the hungry in Maui County.

where to go for help

Call 211

If you are in need of food, call 211 for a list of active food pantries, soup kitchens and additional service providers.

top 7 needed items:

Financial Contributions
Canned meat & tuna
Canned fruits & vegetables
Canned meals & soups
Cereal
Rice
Pasta