Ron Mizutani, the president and CEO of the Hawaii Foodbank, in response to Kalaeloa’s commitment, said, “Mahalo nui loa for your incredibly generous donation. We are grateful for the support of Kalaeloa Partners and for trusting our mission. The current health crisis continues to test the resiliency of our Hawaii ‘ohana. Every day is a crisis for 1 in 8 families in Hawaii who are food insecure. COVID-19 confirms ‘the face of hunger is always evolving.’ Since Hawaii’s statewide stay-at-home order went into effect, demand for food assistance has increased by more than 60 percent.”
Supporter providing food to resident.
Kalaeloa Partners General Manager, Jeff Walsh, replied, “We are proud to be counted among the supporters of the Hawaii Foodbank and help further the great work you are doing. At this time of crisis, with many in our community experiencing food insecurity, the Foodbank plays a crucial role, and Kalaeloa Partners is happy we can lend a hand.”