Our Mission

Maui Food Bank's mission is to help the hungry in Maui County by collecting and distributing food through community partnerships.

Who We Help

The Maui Food Bank serves 10,000 people a month are food insecure. This includes the working poor, children and youth, seniors, the homeless, anyone who is at risk of going hungry. Maui Food Bank through its network of 100 partner agencies and programs distributes food to the needy in Maui County including the rural communities of Hana, Molokai and Lanai.

Who We Are: Our Staff Our Board

Partner Agencies

The Maui Food Bank is Maui County’s primary safety net for hunger relief. Our mission is simple and direct: “To help the hungry in Maui County by collecting and distributing food through community partnerships.”

To make the best possible use of resources, the Maui Food Bank has developed a unique system of partnerships with over 100 agencies and programs. This collaborative network approach makes it possible for the food bank to operate a comprehensive and efficient, community-wide food distribution program on a surprisingly cost-effective basis. Read More

Our History

The Maui Food Bank was incorporated as a non profit in 1994. MFB has continuously and consistently expanded food banking services for the residences of Maui County for 20 years. The MFB is the only nonprofit in Maui County that collects, warehouses and distributes to those in need mass quantities of perishable and nonperishable food items.

Operations

Running a food bank operation is a labor-intensive endeavor. We collect food on a daily basis from all over the island; most of it is donated, and the rest is purchased at wholesale prices or less.

Everything we bring in goes through an intake inspection. It is then sanitized, inventoried, and stored until it can be distributed. Food shipments to Lanai and Molokai are also pulled and palatalized in our warehouse.

Each step of the operational process is regulated by strict adherence to the Warehouse Operations Manual, a definitive guide published by Feeding America, a national organization that outlines Good Warehouse Practices, Safety and Sanitation Requirements, and other vital criteria for non-profit food dissemination organizations.

How We Help

Over 10,000 people in Maui County do not know where their next meal is coming from. We help the hungry through our food
distribution programs and partnerships. The Maui Food Bank collects food donations from retail stores, food distributors, wholesalers, restaurants, farmers and farmer's markets, individuals and through food drives. Additional food items are purchased locally and
from the mainland. The Maui Food Bank is also a USDA food distributor.

Food Donations

Companies & Stores

The food bank accepts dry goods, canned goods, refrigerated items, frozen foods, fresh produce and prepared food items. We collect quality, safe, and nutritious un-served prepared food and baked goods.

Fresh produce is something that everyone should have access to. We are able to pick up from farms and markets and deliver the fresh fruits and vegetables to our participating agencies on the same day. Many local farmers choose to bring their fresh produce donations to the food bank, where we can store it in commercial refrigerators.

You may drop off your donation at the Maui Food Bank or we will arrange a pick up free of charge. Please call our Operations Department for more information at 243-9500.

Individuals

For more information on how you can start a food drive at your business, school, place of worship, community service club, neighborhood, organization, anywhere people gather together, click

We are located at 760 Kolu Street, Wailuku (in the Wailuku Industrial Park). We are open and accept donations Monday through Friday from 7am til 3pm.

How your donation is protected Good Samaritan Law