Today, Thursday, Hawaii Food Basket will distribute food at Waimea District Park from 10 a.m. until noon.
Food Basket Executive Director Kristin Frost Albrecht says most food pantries and community feeding locations throughout the island have closed because of COVID-19. So people in need are asked to come to any of these food distribution locations.
At the food distribution locations, people are asked to drive in and volunteers will put food in their cars to avoid person-to-person contact. Everybody should still wear face coverings or masks.
The demand has grown for the services of the Food Basket, with so many people out of work. The Hawaii Food Basket welcomes donations online at hawaiifoodbasket.org or via check to Hawaii Island Food Basket, 40 Holomua Street, Hilo, HI 96720. Their phone number is 808-933-6030.
Below are the food distribution sites throughout the island for the rest of May:
Waimea/Waikoloa | Waimea District Park | Thursday, May 7 | 10am – 12pm*
Ocean View | Kahuku Park | Monday, May 11 | 10am – 12pm*
Hilo | Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium | Wednesday, May 13 | 10am – 12pm*
Honaunau/Hookena | Hookena Elementary School | Thursday, May 14 | 10am – 12pm*
Pahoa | Pahoa Community Center | Friday, May 15 | 10am – 12pm*
Kohala | Sacred Heart Catholic Church- Hawi | Monday, May 18 | 10am – 12pm*
Kona | Old Kona Airport Gym Location | Thursday, May 21 | 10am – 12pm*
Papaaloa | Papaaloa Community Center Gym | Friday, May 22 | 10am – 12pm*
Honokaa | Honokaa Sports Complex and Skate Park | Friday, May 22 | 1pm – 3pm*
Pahala | Ka’u District Gym | Tuesday, May 26 | 10am – 12pm*
Mountain View and Volcano |Cooper Center | Wednesday, May 27 | 10am – 12pm*
* Or until food supply is depleted. Please arrive early.