SAVE THE DATE
Compassion in Arts
An Opening Exhibit will be held in honor of all of this year's participants. Please join us on FRI OCT 21 at the Honolulu Museum of Art School (Linekona) at 6:00 pm. Admission is free and all ages welcome. Refreshment and entertainment will be provided. RSVP your free tickets here.
The winners will be announced that evening. Here are the finalists: Emily Smith, Hoala School; Jenelle Ho, Sacred Hearts Academy; Cyrylle Valdez, Kapolei Middle; Samuel Fa, Kahuku High; Alex Brooks, Pacific Buddhist Academy; Makayla Gutters, Makua Lani Christian Academy; Malisa Lo, Kapolei Middle; Journey Flores, Jarrett Middle; Kayal Rose Savellano, St John the Baptist Catholic School; Cassandra Drazen, UH Lab; Caitlin Tsuchiya, Waiakea High; Krizhna Bayudan, Lahainaluna High; Rheamae Ibarra, St Joseph Parish School; Suzy Okimoto, Kapolie Middle; Chevy Ishida, Kalani High; Jaden Earl, Kahuku High; Hana Yoshizawa, Jarrett Middle; Julia Samson, Kapolei Middle; Pan Qian Yi, American Renaissance Academy, Victoria Walker, American Renaissance Academy; Akihiro Sato, Kaiser High; Namie Sato, Niu Valley Middle; Stefani Sakamoto, Punahou; Marius Bernabe, Olomana School; Austin Mills, Kalani High; Nicole Popp, Mid-Pac Institute and Kento Inouye, Kalani High.
Special thanks to these partners for donating the prizes: Bishop Museum, City Mill Ltd., Dave & Busters, Diamond Head Theatre, Glow Putt Mini Golf, Honolulu Cookie Company, Hui No`eau Visual Arts Center, Kumu Kahua Theatre, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Maui Theatre, ProService Hawaii, Via Gelato, Walmart and Watanabe Floral, Wet N Wild and Zippy's Restaurants! Another special thanks to thes partners for sponsoring the refreshments: 7-Eleven, Anheuser-Busch, Boston Pizza Kaimuki, Cake Works, Sheraton Waikiki and Subway!
Fill the Truck 2017
Sign up to volunteer at our annual FILL THE TRUCK Food Drive at Safeway Kapahulu! Our team will be collecting canned goods and non-perishable items from shoppers to "fill the truck" on SAT FEB 4, 2017 (tentatively). We're also looking for groups, schools or businesses to host their own food drive and bring it down that Saturday.
Empty Bowl 2017
The Hawaii Potter's Guild has chosen Aloha Harvest as the recipient of next year's Empty Bowl benefit. It will be held on FRI MAR 31, 2017 at the Pomaikai Ballrooms at Dole Cannery. Tickets will go on sale at the end of October 2016.
Trick of Eat Food Drive
We are teaming up with Meal Exchange again to put a new spin on Halloween. Trick or Eat is a fun and easy way to raise awareness about food insecurity, connect with your community and help to feed those who are less fortunate.
Mahalo to all the groups that signed up for this year's Trick or Eat Food Drive: Farrington High's Friends Program, Iliahi Elementary, Keoneula Elementary, Leilehua HIgh's Social Studies, Waianae Elementary's Kindergarten and Waianae Elementary's Bernie's Angels. The group that collects the most canned goods (by weight) will enjoy a Papa John's Pizza Party!
There is NO liability when given to a non-profit because protection is provided through the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Act. So far this year, Aloha Harvest has rescued over 1.7 million pounds of food so far. See how you can be part of the solution, here.
It takes money to keep Aloha Harvest running, getting food from where there is extra to where it is needed. Every dollar helps. Make a donation by mailing a check, calling the office or by clicking here.
Aloha Harvest is operated by a small qualified group and extra hands are always needed. Get a chance to ride along on our trucks or help in the office and at our special events. Turn in an application for the next volunteer opportunity.
Do you know any 501c3 Non-profit organization that runs a food pantry or soup kitchen? Do you offer services for the needy, hungry and less fortunate of Hawai`i? Sign up to receive FREE food donations from Aloha Harvest..
Bob Harrison of First Hawaiian Bank is on our most current and final Got Food? Ad. You can find it in Ala Moana Shopping Center, Kahala Mall Center and Farm & Food Magazine.
SEPTEMBER FINANCIAL DONORS
- Cedar Assembly of God
- Mei Chun
- Katherine Pahnka
- First Hawaiian Bank's Kokua Mai Campaign
- Royal & Aurora Fruehling
- Jeffrey Dobrinksy
- Carol Taira
- City & Count of Honolulu
- Akaka Ministries Foundation (Rev. Abraham Kahu)
- Hawaii Hotel Industry Foundation
- The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation