KALIHI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hundreds of pounds of rice and canned goods were distributed on Saturday to help Hawaii's homeless community.
More than 30 homeless individuals live on the Cedar Church's property in Waianae and Kalihi.
Hawaii Cedar Church leaders reached out to lawmakers to make the drive possible and though today's effort doesn't solve the issue of homelessness, event organizations say it does provide people with the support they need.
"I am also grateful for all the people who donated all this food because now we won't be hungry for maybe two three months because we have a lot of supplies. We used to be hungry, we used to worry where we're gonna get our next meal," said Cedar Church resident, Elizabeth Terlaje.
For those who missed today's food drive but are in need of food for themselves or their families, the Cedar Church in Kalihi is open every Tuesday with food donations for the community.