In an effort to document how much we are already helping each other, we’re compiling snapshots of neighbors working together through organized community projects and other community events. Click on photo to enlarge. Send us your own photos, we’d love to include them!
The Friends of CASA -- Court-Appointed Special Advocates -- put together "Aloha We Care" packages for 89 families across Oahu, using donations from a variety of people and organizations. (Photo: Hawaii Judiciary)
Inmates in the Hawaii Community Correctional Center and Kulani Correctional Facility sewing program, under the direction of Hawaii Correctional Industries, made 920 cloth face coverings for those in need in the community. The masks were made with materials that were donated by people from all over Hawaii island. (Photo: Courtesy Hawaii Department of Public Safety)
Altres has partnered with Chef Hui and Aloha Harvest to hold regular food distributions. This recent event served 1,100 families in Kaimuki, Palolo, Kalihi, Waimanalo and Papakolea. (Photo: Courtesy of Altres)
Volunteers from the Lodge Le Progres De L'Oceanie of the Free & Accepted Masons of Hawai prepare bags of free groceries for a drive-thru at Kaimuki High School. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)
Volunteers helped with a food drive at the Central Union Church, which partnered with the nonprofit Help is on the Way. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)
Integrated Facility Services Hawaii, a maintenance and site management company, partnered with Ham Produce and Seafood and Premium Inc. and donated 100 care packages to residents in their buildings. (Photo: Courtesy of IFSH)
Hawaii Baptist Academy cooks, from left, Chef Manager Jensen Manuel, BJ Delima and Matthew Chow prepare lunches to be donated to the Next Step and Keauhou shelters in Honolulu. Donations from HBA churches and community members are allowing the school facility to keep their chefs at work while providing 200 meals a day. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)
Volunteers from the Lighthouse Outreach Center give out food to Kalihi community members during a distribution event. Cars snaked for blocks as hundreds of people showed up to receive food donations. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)
From left, Orion Fonoti, Kainoa Reyes, Adrian Salvador, Jacenda Fonoti and Raydon Amba of the Kupu nonprofit organization pack boxed meals to be sent out to hard hit areas of Oahu due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The group is part of the Kupu culinary program, which is preparing 1,200 meals a day for Waimanalo, Kahaluu, Hau'ula and Waianae. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)
Every1ne Hawaii has been giving away masks all over Oahu. This mask event was in Ewa Beach. (Photo: Every1ne Hawaii)
Every1ne Hawaii gave away free masks in Ewa Beach, even to passengers on on public buses. (Photo: Every1ne Hawaii)
Volunteers from the Nā Kūpuna Makamae Center sort food boxes to be given out to local residents at the free food distribution event in Kakaako. The weekly project is a partnership between the Pacific Gateway Center, Aloha Harvest and Help is on the Way. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)
Malama Kauai hopes to deliver 6,400 locally produced Farm-to-School CSA boxes in May and June. The drive-thru programs are held at Kauai schools for families in need, thanks to funding from the USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program.
Bagged pineapples wait to be loaded into cars for the thousands of people who showed up at Aloha Stadium for a free food distribution event put on by the City of Honolulu, Hawaii Foodbank and Hawaii Community Foundation. About 4,000 households participated. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)
Volunteers unpack cartons of eggs to be loaded into cars at Aloha Stadium food distribution run by Hawaii Foodbank and the Hawaii Community Foundation. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)
Maui Best and Ho’omana Farms distributed 12 tons of sweet potato to the public. (Photo: J. Kalani English)
Volunteers from the Hawaii Farm Bureau helped distribute local produce near the Blaisdell Center. The "Farm to Car" program helps supply families with fresh produce while supporting local farmers. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)
Civil Beat readers shared photos of their mailboxes draped in lei on May Day to show support for first responders and essential workers.