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Aloha Harvest 2019 EOY Newsletter

Published by lesliepyo, 2019-11-19 18:39:47

Description: Volume 6, Issue 3


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Celebrating 20 years! December 2019 | Volume 6, Issue 3 Aloha from our new Executive Director I am humbled and excited to have the opportunity to lead Aloha Harvest in creating a less wasteful, more equitable food Phil Acosta, Executive Director system that helps feed Hawaii’s hungry while reducing our landfill footprint. Growing up in a family of 11 while living in a tiny, 600 square-foot home in Waianae, I certainly know what it’s like to be poor and hungry. Both of my parents worked multiple jobs just to keep us from becoming homeless. With- out assistance from social services agencies, our family could have ended up on the streets. It is such a privilege to be part of an organization that turns needless waste into a powerful tool for addressing the food insecurity that so many in our community face. I am confident that with the help of our staff, volunteers, and Board of Direc- tors, we can expand our reach to serve more individuals in the years to come. Mahalo, Phil Acosta 1999-2019 23.1 million XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX TOTALS: pounds individuals in donors partner agencies need served of food rescued and redistributed

2019 in review Butch Galdeira transitioned to Jon Fukagawa joined the • 1,599,587 pounds of food rescued from 200+ the role of Board Vice Chair Board this summer and donors, delivered to 171 agencies that serve in October. He is the Franchise transitioned to the role of individuals in need of food Manager of Aloha Petroleum. Secretary in October. He is the Vice President of • Over 56,000 meals provided to individuals in First Hawaiian Bank. need at an average cost of 56 cents per meal • To be added: Another fact • To be added: Another fact Wally Marciel joined the (insert possible Board in October. He is additions/ the General Manager of changes here) H&W Foodservice. Leslie Pyo joined the team as Community Re- source Coordinator in November. THE ALOHA HARVEST TEAM: Board of Directors: Sharon Spear, Butch Galdeira, Jon Fukagawa, Joanna Oshiro, Summer Kaiawe, Nicole Altman, Mark E. Davis, Wally Marciel, Robert Harrison Staff: Phil Acosta, Mele Pepa Latu, Leslie Pyo, Hiram Johnson, George Stevens, Sini Pepa, Shaun Dickson, Carlito Rondolos

In May, Aloha Harvest partnered with 2020 Hawai`i Potters' Guild for its biennial Empty Bowls event to help raise In 2020 and beyond, we plan to increase awareness about hunger in Hawai`i. Aloha Harvest’s reach by focusing energy Following the event, AH rescued 500 lbs. of excess food and delivered it into the following areas: that same night to people in need. • Improve data collection processes to better understand In August, Iglesia Ni Cristo’s Aid to our impact on the health of community members and the Humanity Project collected around environment, and in turn set better goals. 10,000 lbs. of food to donate to Aloha Harvest. • Assess and improve the quality of food we rescue, including a push for more fresh produce donors to contribute to better health for the individuals we serve, namely those who are unemployed, homeless, disabled, mentally ill, or otherwise at-risk. • Build an expanded, sustainable volunteer force. This This includes the launch of `aiRescue, planned for spring of 2020. `aiRescue will be a new crowdsourcing app that empowers community members to participate in everyday food rescue. • Increase efforts in education, advocacy, and community engagement with a focus on reducing waste at the consumer level, which is currently 43%, and on policy advocacy that will extend the capacity and reach of all food rescue programs. (insert AH group pic here) In October, new Aloha Harvest Exec- utive Director Phil Acosta attended the 2019 Food Waste Summit in San Francisco, CA. He learned about new technologies and successful models we can implement to help us grow in 2020 and beyond.

Mahalo! (insert mailing address here) Caterers & Ballrooms: A Catered Experience | Hawai`i Convention Center | Ko`olau At-risk youth and family services: Adult Friends for Youth | Big Brothers Big Sisters Ballrooms & Conference Center | Marians Catering | Memoirs LLC | Waialae Country Hawai`i | Boys & Girls Clubs of Hawaii | Child & Family Service | Hale Kipa, Inc. | Hawaii Club / Corporate: Accumulus | Chun Kerr LLP | ES&A, Inc., A Law Corporation | First Children and Youth Day | Honolulu Community Action Program, Inc. (HCAP) | Helping Hawaiian Bank: The Bankers Club | Hawaiian Airlines / Bakeries: Breadshop | Cake Hands Hawai`i | Ka Pa'alana Program | Waianae Community Outreach | KEY Project | Couture | Cake Works | Diamond Bakery | Fendu Boulangerie | The Patisserie | Ted’s Kids Hurt Too Hawaii | Kinai `Eha | Mary Jane Program | PACT | Springs of Living Water Bakery / Community Groups: The Bennett Foundation | Camp Mokule`ia | Girl Scouts of | Ke Ola Hou | Kalihi YMCA | YouthBuild Waimanalo / General food insecurity and low Hawaii | Halau `Inana | Hawaii Foodbank | Hawaii Women Lawyers | Impact Hub | -income challenges: Angel Network Charities | Cedar Assembly of God | Central Kiwanis Club | Outrigger Canoe Club | Manoa Valley Theatre | PACT Kaneohe Samoan Assembly of God | Community Church of Honolulu | Faamanatu Ministry | First Community Family Center | Hawai`i Chapter of the American Choral Directors Presbyterian Church of Honolulu | First United Methodist Church | God Squad Church | Association | Sisters of the Sacred Hearts | St. Louis Alumni Clubhouse / Distributors & Harbor Church Honolulu | Hawaii Cedar Church | Hawaii Foodbank | Honolulu Wholesalers: ACOSTA Foodservice | Advantage Waypoint | ChefZone | Coastal Pacific Community College HINET | Honolulu Central SDA | Ho`opono at Unity Church | Food | Coca-Cola Bottling Co. | Costco | C&S Wholesalers | Eggs Hawaii, Inc | Frito Lay | Immaculate Conception Church | Kaumakapili Church | Legacy Christian Church | Light Hansen Distribution Group | Hawaiian Chip Company | Hawaii Ocean Transport | Hawaii and Salvation | Lighthouse Outreach Center | Maranatha Christian Church | Ohana, Public Radio | HFM Foodservice | The Honolulu Baking Company | HPC Foods Ltd | H&W Family of the Living God | Olivet Baptist Church | Once A Month Church | Our Lady of Foodservice | Kahuna Distribution | King’s Specialty | La Tour Bakehouse | LH Gamble Good Counsel | Our Lady of Kea`au | Our Lady of Perpetual Help | Our Lady of Sorrows Company | Meadow Gold Dairies | P&E Foods | Pint Size | Porky Products | Primo Food Pantry | Ps150 | Punana Leo o | River of Life Mission | Sacred Heart Outreach | Popcorn | Purity Foods | Rainbow Sales | Sysco Hawaii | Unicold Corporation | Salvation Army | St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church | St. Jude Catholic Church | St. George Wismettac Asian Foods Inc | Wong’s Meat Market | Y. Hata & Co., Ltd. / Farms & Church | St. John Catholic Church Outreach | St. Mark Lutheran Church Food Pantry | St. Farmers Markets: Blaisdell Farmers Market | Ho Farms | Kapi`olani Community College Matthews Kokua Food Basket | St. Michaels Church | St. Philomena Catholic Community | Farmers Market | Waiahole Nursery & Garden Center / Grocers: Don Quijote | Down to St. Pius X Parish | St. Rita Church | Surfing the Nations Wahiawa | Susannah Wesley Earth Organic & Natural | Foodland | Foodland Farms | R. Fields Beretania | Sac N Save | Community Center | Victory Outreach Church | Victory Samoan Assembly of God Church Times Supermarket | Whole Foods Market / Healthcare: Castle Medical Center (Now | Visitor Industry Charity Walk | Waimanalo Canoe Club / HIV/AIDS: Life Foundation | known as Adventist Health Castle) | Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center | Save the Food Basket / Homelessness, transitional housing, and housing assistance: Island Urgent Care Pearl Kai | Pali Momi Medical Center | Straub Medical Center | The ALEA Bridge | Family Promise of Hawaii | The First L A P Inc | Residential Youth Services Queen's Medical Center - West Oahu / Hotels & Tourist Attractions: DoubleTree by & Empowerment (RYSE) | Gregory House Programs | Habitat for Humanity | Hale Wai Hilton | Hawaiian Mission Houses | Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa | Manoa Vista | Imi Pono Foundation | Institute for Human Services | Hawaii Public Housing Heritage Center | Polynesian Cultural Center | Royal Hawaiian Hotel | Sheraton Princess Authority | Kalihi Valley Homes Association | Kekaulike Courtyards | Kokua Kalihi Valley Kaiulani Hotel | Sheraton Waikiki Resort & Hotel | Wyndham at Waikiki Beachwalk | - KPT Public Housing Program | Mutual Housing Association of Hawai`i | Kulaokahua Wyndham Vacation Resorts Royal Garden at Waikiki / Military: Schofield Barracks / Apts. | Oxford House Kuokoa | Ma‘ili Land Transitional Housing - Catholic Charities | Religious Institutes: Epiphany Episcopal Church | First Unitarian Church | Harris Makana O Ke Akua, Inc. (MOKA) | NA KOLEA Transitional Housing | Next Step Shelter | United Methodist Church | Iglesia Ni Cristo / Restaurants & Drive-ins: 3660 On the Onelau`ena Emergency Shelter Program | Princess Kahanu Estates | Pu`uhonua O Rise | Basalt | Best Drive-In | Cheesecake Factory | Duke’s Waikiki | FISH Honolulu | Wai`anae | Puuwai Momi HPHA | Sea Winds Apartments | Shelter of Wisdom | Housing Haleiwa Joe’s | Highway Inn Companies | Lei Lei’s Bar & Grill | Outback Steakhouse | Solutions | Holomua Na Ohana | YWCA Fernhurst / Mental and physical disabilities Papa Murphy's Pizza | Popeyes | Red Lobster | Tex808 BBQ + Brews | Tiki’s Grill & Bar | and/or mental and physical health concerns: Abilities Unlimited | Diamond Head Timmy T's Gourmet Grinders | Yard House / Schools: `Iolani School | Kamehameha Clubhouse | Mental Health Kokua | Hale Na`au Pono | Mental Health Kokua Hale Oli | Schools | Kapi`olani Community College | Ka`ohao Public Charter School | Leeward Po'ailani Inc. | Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center | Waimanalo Heath Center | Community College | University of Hawaii | Multilingual Multicultural Strategic Initiative Women-In-Need Aiea / Senior citizens: Aged to Perfection | | Kokua Kalihi Valley - @ UH Manoa / Special Events: Sony Open in Hawaii 2019 | Spam Jam / Stores & Quick Elderly Homes | Punchbowl Tenant Association / Substance abuse and/or domestic Serve Restaurants: ABC Stores | Aloha Island Mart | Auntie Anne’s | The Bean Counter | abuse: 2nd Chance Group Home | Habilitat, Inc | Hina Mauka | Ho`omau Ke Ola | Ku Boston Style Pizza - Kaimuki | Boston's Pizza Hawaii Kai | Brue Bar | Coffee Bean & Tea Aloha Ola Mau | Oahu County Correctional Center / Veterans: United States Veterans Leaf, Co. | Coffee Talk | Domino’s Pizza | HMS Host | Kentucky Fried Chicken | Lawson Initiative | USO Hawaii | Waianae Civic Center Station | Niko Niko Sushi | Pizza Hut Hawaii | Starbucks | Target | Via Gelato | Walgreens / Individual Donors: Al Gamos | Alicia Pentlant | Andrew Lee | Beverly Ah Siu | C. Cravzlho | Carole Hsaio | Cynthia Hew | Gilbert Lo | Grace Liu | Higuchi Family | Janet Kelly | Jean Nakasato | Josh Levinson | Larry Lau | Lynn Arimoto | Marge Neilson | Noriko Lancaster | Rachie Louie | Randall Wong | Sean O'Neil

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