Mayor Kirk Caldwell today announced a public-private partnership program along with the Hawaii Foodbank to provide food relief for persons recently unemployed.
The city has matched a $1 million donation from the Hawaii Community Foundation to the Foodbank, he said.
Four food distrubition sites will be established — at Kaiaka Bay Beach Park in Haleiwa, the Waimanalo Rec Center, the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex, and Kakaako Waterfront Park.
The program, which begins Thursday, will run on Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 4 p.m, according to Hawaii Foodbank CEO Ron Mizutani.
The first on Thursday will be at the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex.
Mizutani recommended people to go to hawaiifoodbank.org for updates.
The mayor said the $2 million will help feed 256,000 people in the next eight weeks.
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is holding a 1:30 p.m. press conference at the Hawaii Foodbank to announce a public-private partnership to provide food assistance to individuals recently unemployed amid the coronavirus outbreak in Hawaii.
There will be four locations for assistance, according to a city press release.
Also speaking will be Hawaii Foodbank CEO Ron Mizutani and Bank of Hawaii Foundation President Momi Akimseu.
Watch the livestream video above.