Helpful Tools & Resources for Partner Agencies
Our mission is simple and direct: “To help the hungry in Maui County by collecting and distributing food through community partnerships.”
More than 130 partner agencies from faith-based and community service organizations have full access to all the resources at the Maui Food Bank. These agencies provide direct service to the needy by distributing food through pantries, serving meals at soup kitchens, shelters, homeless drop-in centers and mobile outreach programs.
Become a Partner Agency
To become a member agency you must be a 501(c)(3) organization and the scope of the organization or church mission must include a reference to helping the needy.
If your nonprofit organization is interested in becoming a Partner Agency of the Maui Food Bank, please contact Charity “Tita” Hartman, Agency Director, at Tita@MauiFoodBank.org.
Mandatory Training Materials
Civil Rights Training
Safe Food Handlers Certification Training
- ANSI-Accredited Food Handlers Certification Program — Online Courses
- ANSI-Accredited Food Handlers Certification Program — Courses Available in Multiple Languages
- Hawaii State Department of Health Food Safety Program
- Food Recall Notices
TEFAP & CSFP Resources
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
- TEFAP Agency Agreement
- TEFAP Guide Video
- TEFAP Self-Declaration of Need / Proxy Form
- TEFAP Income Eligibility
- TEFAP Distribution Form
- USDA “And Justice for All” Poster — Contact the agency department for posters
- USDA Non-Discrimination Statement (Multi-Languages)
- TEFAP Written Notice of Beneficiary Rights (Required For All Religious Organizations Only)
- TEFAP Food Storage Requirements
- TEFAP Inventory Log (PDF)
- TEFAP Inventory Log (Excel spreadsheet)
- TEFAP Commodity Loss Report
- Limited English Proficiency
- Temperature Log
Maui Food Bank Holidays & Closures
Food Safety Education
- Food Handling Basics
Safe steps in food handling, cooking and storing are essential to prevent foodborne illness. Learn more about it from this USDA publication.
- Food Product Dating
Do product dates determine food safety or quality? Learn more about it from this USDA publication.
- Food Eat By Date
Eat By Date — How Long Does Food Really Last?
Your source for federal food safety information.
- Food Safety Videos for Meal Programs
This playlist consists of videos related to food safety while in the kitchen, including topics on hygiene, cross contamination, temperature, and sanitization.
- Food Safety Videos for Food Pantries
This playlist of various videos cover topics related to food pantries such as food hazards, contamination, bacteria, safe food sources, and responding to recalls.
- Fight Bac! Food Safety Education
Explore trainings, resources, and downloadable content to support consumers in preventing food poisoning.
- The Federal Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act
This act protects donors and donees (Maui Food Bank and its Partner Agencies) from civil and criminal liability should the product donated in good faith later cause harm to the needy recipient.
Health & Nutrition
- Choose My Plate – USDA Nutrition and Healthy Eating Resources
MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet. Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate, in your cup, or in your bowl.
- Nutrition Policy Toolkit
Do you believe that every person has the right to access healthy food? A healthy food supply decreases chronic diseases, increases productivity in the classroom and workplace, and increases health and wellness among those in need in our communities. Please use this toolkit as a starting point to implement a nutrition policy within your organization.
- SWAP – Supporting Wellness at Pantries
SWAP is a nutrition ranking system designed to promote healthy food choices at pantries to support the wellbeing of each client. Many of the families served at food pantries have a household member who struggles with chronic diseases. High-blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and obesity can be treated and reversed through proper nutrition and health.
- Recipe Sheets
Check out a variety of recipe cards and nutrition information sheets!
- Hawaii Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), is a federally funded program which provides Hawaii residents with nourishing supplemental foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and health and social service referrals. The participants of WIC are either pregnant, breastfeeding, or postpartum women, and infants and children under age five who meet income guidelines and have a medical or nutritional risk.
- Maui Ready! Emergency Preparedness for Residents and Visitors
Be prepared for anything! This website is here to help the people of Maui County—residents and visitors—stay safe and informed. We put tools in your hands to help you prepare for emergencies.
- Feeding America, Nationwide Network of Member Food Banks
“Our mission is to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.”
- Aloha United Way 211 Service Database
To find or give help, dial 2-1-1 or 1-877-275-6569. All calls are free, available 24 hours a day, and confidential. 211 connects you to 4,000 community services across the State of Hawaii. With one phone call, an information and referral specialists can direct you to help finding food, shelter, drug treatment, childcare, job training and much more.
- Hawaii Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Information
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federal program funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administered at the federal level through its Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). The SNAP program provides crucial food and nutritional support to qualifying low-income and needy households, and those making the transition from welfare to self-sufficiency. Please call (808) 201-3937 ext. 14, to see if you could be eligible for SNAP.