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.