HONOLULU – Hawaii Foodbank announced that it has received a $10,000 grant from Starbucks to help alleviate hunger. Proceeds will help support Hawaii Foodbank’s efforts to further expand its Ohana Produce Plus (OPP) program and provide food for one in eight hungry residents with fresh produce and other perishable food items. 
 
Recipients of the Ohana Produce Plus Program include families with low income, individuals with disabilities, the homeless and working poor on Oahu and Kauai. For many people, Ohana Produce Plus is their only source of fresh fruits and vegetables.
 
“For more than 20 years, Hawaii Foodbank and participating food partner agencies have distributed millions of pounds of fresh produce, assorted dry goods and nonperishable items to hungry residents through the Ohana Produce Plus Program,” said Ron Mizutani, President and CEO of Hawaii Foodbank. “We are proud to partner with Starbucks and Feeding America® to ensure that people who struggle with hunger have access to wholesome meals. This grant exemplifies what we can accomplish when we work together.”