By Victoria Cuba
Aloha Harvest received $10,000 from the Hawaiian Electric Company. Donations will go towards helping operate their organization. Aloha Harvest is a non-profit organization that distributes food to Oahu’s needy and homeless.
“Wow! What wonderful news to receive especially during this time of the year when the need is so great,” said Kuulei Williams, Aloha Harvest executive director. “We are delighted to partner with Hawaiian Electric Company again!”
HECO donated $20,000 to Aloha Harvest back in 2013.
“Hawaiian Electric is committed to the health and welfare of the community,” said Lori Hoo, HECO’s director of community relations back in 2013. “We support the mission of Aloha Harvest which promotes recycling and ensures that food is efficiently distributed to those in need across the island.”
Since its establishment in 1999, Aloha Harvest has collected and distributed more than 15 million pounds of food to the hungry. This year, they’ve collected a total of 1.8 million pounds of food.
The distributions are rescued food from hotels, restaurants, food distributors, caterers and other establishments. Aloha Harvest delivers the food to more than 180 agencies, feeding thousands of men, women and children around the island.
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