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Aloha BackPack Buddies

There is a growing need for children from low income families in Maui County to have access to safe and nutritious food. The Maui Food Bank serves approximately 27,000 people a month who are at risk of going hungry. Of those people served—40% are children and youth. 

For many of Maui’s kids, when school is out, hunger begins. Kids who are on the free and reduced priced breakfast and lunch program at school might only eat one meal on the weekend when school is not in session.

Aloha BackPack Buddies program provides kids in need with a backpack containing six healthy meals for the weekend when school is not in session. Aloha BackPack Buddies is in 24 schools on Maui, Molokai, and Lanai and will provide over 90,000 meals throughout the school year.

When you fill a backpack with food, you fill a child’s weekend with happiness and hope. Your donation to Aloha BackPack Buddies will help feed children who are food insecure here in Maui County.

Aloha BackPack Buddies