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!
Volunteers for the "Free Meal at Waimea Coffee Co." event rallied the support of the community and provided more than 400 meals to residents, visitors and even remote kupuna in the North and South Kohala districts. (Photo: Waimea Coffee Co.)
This food drive just before Christmas featured volunteers dressed for the spirit of Christmas. The event was sponsored by Central Union Church in Honolulu. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat).
Honolulu residents gather for a food drive hosted by the Central Union Church in Honolulu. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat).
Jonathan Bailor and his daughter Alexis Bailor dress in the Christmas spirit while volunteering to help load cars with food donations at the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center distribution event. A minimum of 100 volunteers are needed to put on an event this size where 2,000 families received food through partnerships with Hawaii Foodbank, USDA, City and County of Honolulu, the Hawaii Farm Bureau, Alexander and Baldwin, HAM Produce and Seafood, Hawaii Foodservice Alliance and other donors. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell volunteered to help at the last mass distribution event of the year at Aloha Stadium sponsored by the City and County of Honolulu and the Hawaii Food Bank. (Photo/Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)
The last mass food distribution event of the year at Aloha Stadium provided food to more than 3,000 people. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)
Rosalie Kamaka, left, a volunteer from the Pearl City Elks Lodge No. 2669, and Hawaii Foodbank volunteer Rick Hanna unpack boxes of meat to be given out during a food distribution event in Mililani. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)
Chabad of Hawaii sponsored an electric light menorah parade through Waikiki in celebration of Chanukah holiday. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)
A food distribution event at the Presbyterian Church in Kaneohe, in partnership with the Hawaii Foodbank, was able to provide 1,000 food packages to Windward residents. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)
A food distribution event at Central Union Church drew dozens of residents. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)
Hawaii Foodbank volunteer Natane Thompson helps load pineapples into waiting cars during a pop-up food distribution event at Kalihi District Park. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)
Boy Scouts volunteered to carry boxes of food to waiting cars during the "Feed Our Ohana Day with Aloha" distribution event at the Pearlridge Shopping Center. Each Ohana Pack passed out to Pearl City and Aiea residents contained 20 pounds of fresh produce, eggs, milk, bread and meats. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)