Weekly food distribution aims to help Kaua’i families


LIHUE, Hawaii (KHON2) – Hawaii Foodbank Kauai has launched a series of pop-up food distributions across the island to help vulnerable households who have lost food access due to COVID-19.

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The food bank launched Kokua No Ka Ohana, or Help for Families, on Sept. 24. The initiative plans to host a weekly food drive through Nov. 19 with the intent to provide food for 300-600 households with each distribution.

“We organized these food distributions in order to meet the growing need,” said Wes Perreira, Hawaii Foodbank Kauai Director. “Our Pop-up Food Distributions will provide emergency food, fresh produce and other items to vulnerable households who have lost access to food due to COVID-19.”

The Kokua No Ka Ohana food distribution schedule is as follows:

  • Oct. 1 – Kilauea, Common Ground
  • Oct. 8 – Hanapepe Stadium
  • Oct. 17 – Kekaha HP Faye Park 
  • Oct. 22 – Kapaa Ball Park
  • Oct. 29 – Koloa, St Raphael Church
  • Nov. 5 – Anahola (Pending)
  • Nov. 12 – Kapaa Ball Park
  • Nov. 19 – Lihue Vidinha 

Hawaii Foodbank Kauai says participants must remain in their vehicle and a two-family per vehicle limit will be set.

Pre-registration is required and can be done here.

The food bank also asks families to bring the following:

  • Printed or electronic version of reservation confirmation ticket 
  • Valid government-issued ID for each household (an adult from each household must be present)
  • Empty the back seat, trunk and tailgate of vehicle to allow space for food.

For more information, visit their website.

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