Helping the Hungry
in Maui County
Helping the Hungry
in Maui County
The holidays are just around the corner. At a time of year when many of us gather at tables filled with delicious holiday favorites, some of our neighbors will be worrying if they have enough food to feed their families. This holiday season, let’s help feed our neighbors in need.
Thank you to Steve Landin and all the generous donors who helped support the Maui Food Bank by donating to Steve Landin’s Virtual Thanksgiving Food Drive! A total of $7,414.27 was raised which will provide 29,656 meals to those in need this holiday season.
Help feed our local families this holiday season by making a donation to Check-Out Hunger! To make a donation, simply ask your cashier during checkout at your local Times Supermarket or Tamura’s Fine Wine & Liquors.
It’s easy to make a donation to your local food bank when shopping at Safeway now through December 25th! Safeway’s Annual Nourishing Neighbors Campaign is underway, and you can participate by visiting your local Safeway store.
Support the Maui Food Bank through Maui Ku’ia Estate’s Chocolate Laulima program! Forty percent of all sales from the Maui Food Bank chocolate collection will be donated to our organization.
Help Us Stock Our Empty Shelves!
Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, our community needs your help now more than ever.
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
The Maui Food Bank provides safe and nutritious food to anyone in Maui County who is at risk of going hungry.
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 October 2021
Pounds of Food Distributed
Volunteer Hours Served
where does my donation go?
Program Services: 96%
Fundraising Expenses: 3%
Admin Expenses: 1%
let's do this
Donate today and help the hungry in Maui County.
where to go for help
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:
Canned meat & tuna
Canned fruits & vegetables
Canned meals & soups