As Covid-19 spread across our nation, it has impacted all aspects of our daily lives including our economy, education for our keiki (children), public health, and food insecurity.
In 2020, 1 In 4 households experienced food insecurity as people were unable to provide food for their households. For many who found themselves in food lines, this was both a humbling and heartening experience as they found relief and comfort in their community. This is the true ALOHA that we all share.
On December 18, 2020, the Hawaii Pacific Health Great Aloha Run, in partnership with the Hawaii Foodbank and the City and County of Honolulu, raised $185,000 dollars that provided enough food to feed nearly 3,500 families for the holidays. The team then came together with others in the community at a drive-through food distribution at Aloha Stadium where they were able to see the power of aloha first-hand.
A huge part of this support came from our local building industry leaders whose donations helped make this effort a success.
“Together is really mo’ bettah because together, we made a huge difference in the lives of many last holiday season!”, said Carole Kai Onouye, founder and fearless leader of the Hawaii Pacific Health Great Aloha Run. “We send a heartfelt mahalo to all of our building industry partners who made this impactful donation a reality.”
Art Gladstone from Hawaii Pacific Health, Carole Kai Onouye from Great Aloha Run, and Former Honolulu County Mayor Kirk Caldwell distributing food at Aloha Stadium.
Boxes of locally grown produce to be distributed to those experiencing food insecurity.