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Virtual Fundraiser for Hawaii Foodbank

June 1, 2021

We're rising to the challenge in these challenging times. Help us raise funds for our community in need.

We are joining a number of Hawaii credit unions once again to raise funds for Hawaii Foodbank. The campaign begins June 1 and continues through July.

To donate through the special fundraising page, click here. When donating online, you can designate your gift toward a specific effort (such as "Help feed Hawaii's hungry," "Help feed hungry keiki") or organization (such as Maui Food Bank, Hawaii Foodbank Kauai Branch).

We aim to raise at least $2,000. In addition, APFCU will donate a matching $2,000.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to amplify the needs in our Island community:

  • Food insecurity has grown by 50 percent, as nearly a quarter of a million Hawaii residents are struggling with hunger. This includes out-of-work parents, senior citizens and one in four children.
  • Since the start of the COVID pandemic, the foodbank has purchased more than $13.2 million worth of emergency food. The usual pre-pandemic annual budget was $400,000.
  • During 11 mass distributions, food was given to more than 40,000 households.

Our Oahu and Maui branches and Kekaha Credit Union on Kauai will also gladly accept non-perishable food donations through July. The most needed items include:

  • Canned proteins such as tuna, chicken and other lean meats
  • Canned meals such as soup, stew, chili and pasta
  • Canned vegetables
  • Fruit in cans, jars or cups
  • Bags of rice, especially in 2- or 5-pound packages

Mahalo for your generosity!