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The food basket - Hawai'i Island's food bank

Ending hunger on Hawai`i Island.


The Food Basket has scheduled “pop-up” `Ohana Drops of food for furloughed federal employees in both Kona and Hilo this week. If you or a loved one is in need - and a federal employee either working or not, please give us a call or email for more information on locations and times. phone: 933-6030 and email: (or use the contact form below)

WE ARE HERE TO HELP! MAHALO for your service!

DONORS: Many of you have contacted us about donating food or funding to help our furloughed federal employees. Donations of food or money are gladly accepted at either our Kona or Hilo locations during regular business hours. To donate online please see the “donate” button below - and specify your donation is to help the furloughed federal employees! MAHALO for your help!


MAHALO TO ALL WHO HAVE DONATED TO THE HURRICANE AND LAVA FLOW DISASTER RECOVERY FUND!  The Food Basket continues to accept donations for the residents who are affected by the recent natural disaster events on Hawai`i Island.  Please know that all donations made to this fund will stay on Hawai`i Island to help with the disaster recovery efforts.   MAHALO for your support!

We are committed to transparency and to honoring the trust our generous donors have placed in us during these challenging past few months - and have documented the many in-kind donations we received and distributed during the Kilauea Lava Flow Disaster in the 2018 Lava Report. To read, please click below.


How can we help?


We’ve gathered these important resources for you – our neighbors, families and friends – to find the assistance you need, when and where you need it.






Through a mix of supplemental food programs, traditional food pantries and congregate meal sites, we aim to provide people with access to the type of food assistance they need. In addition to food, these community food access programs provide social contact and promote community cohesiveness — critical components in building individual and Hawai`i Island resiliency.


Partner With Us

Extra Hands

Help the hungry by supporting our administrative office with your clerical and organizational skills.

Warehouse Volunteers

At the heart of our operation are the volunteers who help us sort, pack, and distribute safe and nutritious food to those in need.

Special Events

Throughout the year special events are held at various venues to help those who are food insecure. If you are outgoing and enjoy people then you are the perfect volunteer to help out at The Food Basket's Special Events!