Hawai‘i REALTORS® Charitable Foundation Collects Over $19,000 and 3,500 Pounds of Food for Food Banks across Hawai‘i

October 27, 2021

The 501(c)(3) nonprofit Hawai‘i REALTORS® Charitable Foundation collected $19,120 in monetary donations and 3,500 pounds of non-perishable food items during its second-annual #OneCanIfCan food drive in July and August.

Starting July 1, 2021, dozens of REALTORS® and partner companies across the state hosted canned-food donation points, and monetary donations were collected online under the #OneCanIfCan campaign. The canned food donations will benefit their respective island food banks. Monetary donations will also be distributed to each food bank.

“We are so grateful the support of everyone who donated during our second-annual food drive to help feed Hawai‘i’s families,” said Moana Andersen, president of the foundation. “One in six Hawai‘i residents struggles with hunger, and the COVID-19 pandemic has put additional strain on our food banks.”

The Hawai‘i REALTORS® Charitable Foundation, which launched in 2020 with a $50,000 donation to food banks throughout Hawai‘i, serves local communities by supporting charitable organizations and their efforts to assist those in need. The foundation is established by the statewide professional trade organization Hawai‘i REALTORS®.