Feeding The Hungry

The people we serve quickly become our friends as we get to know them each week. We feel heartbroken when they’re sad, we rejoice in their victories, and encourage them as much as possible.

Feeding The Hungry aims to make a difference in more ways than just one: while fulfilling physical needs in our communities by distributing food, clothing, and household items we also take the time to “talk story” and build relationships, hoping to show each recipient they are loved and valued. We believe that everyone deserves to be noticed and treated with dignity and joy. The people we serve quickly become our friends as we get to know them each week. We feel heartbroken when they’re sad, we rejoice in their victories, and encourage them as much as possible.

Each week in Hawaii, thousands of families, seniors, homeless, working-poor, immigrants, mentally challenged, veterans and more are going hungry. Cutbacks and increased unemployment are just a few reasons for the growing number of people coming to Feeding the Hungry for food assistance. Each week, a team of Surfing The Nations volunteers commit themselves to serving over 2,500 individuals in Oahu’s most impoverished areas.

Established in 1998, Feeding the Hungry (FTH) is STN’s oldest outreach. We began with delivering food boxes out of a small van to seven families living in Kalihi. Today, the FTH Kalihi distribution provides food for over 600 families each week. STN distributes around 25 - 30,000 pounds of food weekly provided by the Hawaii Foodbank and Aloha Harvest.

Outreach Details

Wahiawa

  • Registration: Every first and third Wednesday, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
  • Start: Distribution starts as soon as all food trucks have arrived.
  • Where: 64 Ohai St, Wahiawa
  • Valid ID: All participants need a Hawaii ID to qualify.

Kalihi

  • Registration:Every Thursday 11am - 2:45pm
  • Start: Distribution starts as soon as all food trucks have arrived.
  • Where: 1420 Palama Street, Honolulu, HI
  • Valid ID: All participants need a Hawaii ID to qualify.
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Get involved

By your heart and kindness

There are numerous ways that you can get involved with our Feeding the Hungry program:
  • Volunteer at a food distribution in Kalihi or Wahiawa!
  • Donate canned food, clothes, and household items!
  • Financially support us, mark the donation for FTH and you’ll help us pay for all sorts of administrative costs it takes to keep this program running.

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Send us an email with your name, age, and how you want to help and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

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