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  • Celebrate World Food Day with Aloha Harvest's Compassion in Arts on Friday, October 16th, 6 PM

World Food Day is a day of action against hunger and people all around the world are coming together to declare their commitment to eradicate hunger in our lifetime. Middle and high school students are invited to express their compassion for the needy and hungry through any art form with Aloha Harvest's 4th annual Compassion in Arts competition this fall. Last day to submit a piece is on Friday, October 2, 2015 to the Aloha Harvest office. The Opening Exhibit will be held at the Honolulu Museum of Art on World Food Day, October 16, 2015 at 6:00 pm and the winners of the competition will be announced. This free event is open to all ages. Pupu and refreshments will be provided with entertainment by Coyne Street. The exhibit will be up until November 11, 2015.

Each student is allowed to submit only one entry and must be an original. There are no size restrictions however for any oversized pieces please notify Aloha Harvest. Guidelines and submission forms can be found online This is a great opportunity to bring awareness and educate the younger generation on this pressing social issue we face in the islands. This is the first time the competition is tying in World Food Day so it will be exciting to see what the students come up with.

The Honolulu Museum of Art is a combined museum of what used to be the Contemporary Museum and the Academy of Arts. Its mission is to bring together great art and people to create a more harmonious, adaptable and enjoyable society in Hawaii. Aloha Harvest is very fortunate to be partnering with the Honolulu Museum of Art for this year's event.

The Honolulu Museum of Art

900 South Beretania Street

Honolulu, Hawaii 96814



Aloha Harvest is a non-profit organization and Hawaii's only food rescue program. Its mission is to rescue excess quality donated foods and deliver it free of charge to social service agencies that feed the hungry and homeless. Since inception in November 1999, Aloha Harvest has rescued more than 15 million pounds of food and beverages and has helped to provide meals to 65,000 individuals monthly with the help of 176 social service agencies. This is food that would have otherwise gone into our landfills.

Aloha Harvest has only two refrigerated trucks that regularly pick up perishable and non-perishable food from more than 280 current food donors including Castle Medical Center, Starbucks, First Hawaiian Bank, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Meadow Gold Dairies, Y. Hata, Sheraton Hotels, Lawson Station and ABC Stores. Aloha Harvest is based on the City Harvest program in New York City.

Aloha Harvest

3599 Waialae Avenue #23

Honolulu, Hawaii 96816

Office hours: Monday -- Friday, 8:00 am -- 5:00 pm

About Aloha Harvest
Partnering with you to feed the hungry and homeless on Oahu.

Office Hours - Mon - Fri 9am - 5:30pm
Food Delivery - Seven Days a Week

Aloha Harvest picks up excess quality food from restaurants, hotels, food distributors, catering events, food drives, and others events and delivers this food 'free of charge' to social service agencies that feed the hungry and homeless on Oahu.


Aloha Harvest is a non-profit organization that gathers quality, donated food and delivers it "free of charge" to social service agencies feeding the hungry in Hawai‘i. This innovative concept first proved successful in New York City with the 1982 City Harvest project. In 1999, the Hau‘oli Mau Loa Foundation asked founder, Helen ver Duin Palit, to study the feasibility of bringing the City Harvest concept to O‘ahu. Based on discussions with potential food donors, recipients, and community leaders, her study concluded that the island definitely needed a reliable link between businesses that wanted to donate good, perishable food and social service agencies with clients to feed. Thus, Aloha Harvest was established in November 1999 to fulfill this need.

In November 2009, Aloha Harvest celebrated its 10th Anniversary. Since its inception Aloha Harvest has collected and distributed over 4.6 million pounds of food which now includes quality perishable and non-perishable foods, as well as beverages. The food has been donated by over 650 participating donors such as restaurants, caterers, government facilities, hotels, food distributors and others. Aloha Harvest has many regular donors and is also called whenever there is leftover, wholesome food or when food products are close to their expiration dates. This food would otherwise be discarded and gone to waste.

Aloha Harvest is environmentally and economically minded and our program prevents waste, recycles and meets the needs of literally thousands who are facing hunger daily. Aloha Harvest has both a refrigerated truck and van to promptly transport the food to approved, charitable food providers on Oahu. (Aloha Harvest does not store any food.) Strict standards for food safety are applied throughout the entire process. Aloha Harvest has never had any complaints about the safety of the food delivered. It also receives donations from special projects such as Food Drives organized by schools, businesses, organizations, and churches. Further, Aloha Harvest offers pick-up and delivery service year-round, 7 days a week, completely free of charge.

No other organization on O‘ahu provides such a service. Aloha Harvest is operated by a small, qualified group of three full-time and two part-time employees. The full-time staff include Executive Director, Ku‘ulei Williams and weekday drivers, Dwayne Corpuz and Kawehe Brown. The part-time staff are -- Greg Nacapoy (Saturday driver) and Jayson Canoneo (Sunday driver).

Click on the names of the organizations below to read more about what they have to say about Aloha Harvest.

Once a Month Church
"Aloha Harvest is part of the solution"

Diamond Head Clubhouse
"invaluable support"

Save the FoodBasket
"The substantial"

Gregory House
"your donations have touched the hearts of so many"

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