Now that we’re several weeks into 2020, we've had time to assess our resolutions, reflect on the lessons of the past and consider opportunities for growth in the future. Along those lines, this year is offering a “fresh start” for our Annual Food Drive, and we find ourselves in a unique and exciting position to inspire positive change.
A Brief Background on the Annual Food Drive:
Over the past three decades, the Annual Food Drive has grown to unite businesses, organizations, groups and individuals all over Hawaii in one common cause – nourish our ‘ohana. The Annual Food Drive now holds collection sites all over Hawaii, as well as fosters more than a dozen unique food drive coalitions. These coalitions consist of companies and organizations within the same industry, and they work together to gather food and raise funds on behalf of Hawaii Foodbank during the Annual Food Drive season.
This year, you may have noticed the absence of our Kickoff Breakfast, which is typically held in January to “kick off” the Annual Food Drive season. This was not an oversight by the organization, rather a strategic decision to maximize our resources and become more efficient. Removing the Kickoff Breakfast will allow Hawaii Foodbank to focus greater energy on supporting our growing food drive coalitions and, ultimately, expand our reach in the communities we serve.
This strategic schedule change will play a significant role in stabilizing Hawaii Foodbank’s food inventory. The goal is to improve our year-round food supply and better prepare the community for hurricane season, natural disasters and other unexpected events. With this change of schedule, our communities will now benefit from three major food drives that are spaced more evenly throughout the year:
Through it all, we are mindful that our mission is possible because of the steadfast support of our donors, food partner agencies, local growers, food manufacturers, corporate partners, volunteers, staff, Board of Directors and entire community. Your dedication inspires us to be better, and your diligence provides continued nourishment – and hope – for our hungry ‘ohana.
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