HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - When Aloha Harvest parked their 16-foot truck in front of Safeway on Kapahulu Street, the non-profit organization had one goal in mind: Fill the truck.
A group of volunteers collected canned and dry goods for Aloha Harvest's annual Fill the Truck Food Drive on Saturday collecting 2,700 pounds of donations.
All donations were distributed free of charge to social service agencies that feed the hungry and homeless on Oahu.
"Far too many of our ohana go hungry, but Aloha Harvest rescues food that would otherwise go to waste to feed those in need," said Dameon Launert, an Air Force master sergeant that volunteers with Aloha Harvest. "It's a win-win."
Over $1,000 in monetary donations were also collected.
Aloha Harvest partners with 181 social service agencies statewide and is able to assist in feeding 65,000 people a month.
Since the organizations inception in November 1999, Aloha Harvest has distributed more that 14 million pounds of food.