Ohana drops are a very important means for us to get food to people in need. Parents struggling to feed their families often don’t have enough money left over to buy groceries after they have paid rent, utilities and other expenses. Seniors living on fixed incomes struggle to have their limited resources last until the end of the month. The homeless may not be able to make it to a food distribution site that is out of their area. The Food Bank provides 10 different food drop off sites throughout Maui. This makes it possible for those in need to access food closer to their vicinity.
Partner Agencies Food Distribution
Maui Food Bank works with 170 partner agencies to distribute food through various programs such as: Soup Kitchens, Food Pantries, Youth Programs, Community Service Programs and Senior Housing Sites. Some agencies work in rural, underserved areas such as Hana, Keanae, Molokai and Lanai.
Maui Food Bank provides food to Disaster Relief Organizations in times of crisis.
Emergency Food Bags
The Food Bank does not distribute food to the public at their location. However, individuals can come to the Food Bank for a one time emergency food bag. No one is turned away when they are in need of food.
Molokai & Lanai
Twenty partner agencies work on Molokai and Lanai and provide safe and nutritious food for those in need. Also, pallets of food are shipped from Maui to both islands on a monthly basis.