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Aloha Air Cargo flies little bits of Easter to outer islands

Aloha Air Cargo gets to act as the Easter Bunny, carrying nearly 20,000 eggs to outer islands. Aloha Air Cargo gets to act as the Easter Bunny, carrying nearly 20,000 eggs to outer islands.
The perishable eggs must be chilled before and after flight. The perishable eggs must be chilled before and after flight.

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Aloha Air Cargo is taking to the skies with a rather perishable, and relevant, food this Easter. Thursday night they will fly out of Honolulu with three large pallets of eggs destined for locations on Kauai, Maui and the Big Island.

The eggs were donated by Hickman Farms, all the way from Buckeye Arizona. They've already come a long way, and because of their perishable nature, they must be shipped via air cargo before they expire. Aloha Air Cargo stepped up to the act in an agreement they have with the Hawaii Food Bank.

"Aloha Cargo, part of our responsibility to the community we serve... is our responsibility to the people on the outer islands. Hawaii Food Bank has given us that opportunity and that channel to serve these people," said Johnny Hobayan, vice president of sales and marketing at Aloha Air Cargo.

In all, there are 18 boxes of eggs per palette. Each box has 30 dozen eggs. After the math, that's 19640 eggs. After the fragile product is shipped, they'll be transferred over to the outer island Food Bank outlets, where staff will prepare them for distribution to their respective partner agencies. These range from food pantries and soup kitchens to homeless shelters.

On Kauai, the eggs will appear at the Hawaii Food Bank, Kauai chapter in Lihue. They'll arrive at the Maui Food Bank in Wailuku, Maui. On the Big Island, they'll appear at the Food Basket in Kailua-Kona.

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