Vibrant Hawai‘i has partnered with Chef Hui to create a sense of connectivity through sharing ALOHA, one meal at a time.
The Vibrant Hawai‘i CARES Resilience Hub Initiative is purchasing meals from restaurants around the island to feed communities. Restaurant partners source from local food producers, and in doing so - we are building community and economic resilience on Hawai‘i Island through food.
While all CARES Resilience Hubs in the Vibrant Hawai‘i network serve restaurant-prepared food, the following sites are also Food Hubs, that is they host food distributions to increase food security among vulnerable kupuna and households.
As our island community navigates an upended economy and disruptions to our social structure as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, this collaboration serves as a catalyst to accelerate our food sustainability goals, drive an agriculture-focused economy by supporting local food producers and local chefs, and feed our communities with healthy, nutritious foods.
Below is a list of restaurants participating in this initiative. Check back soon for details on how you can “Give & Go” - purchase a meal for a person in need while picking up your take out at a participating restaurant, thus amplifying the positive impact.
Andrade's Honokaa • Any Kine Wontons • Asami's Kitchen • Big Chef Tiny • Café Pesto •
Coffee Grinds Ocean View • Dimple Cheek Café & Market • Earl's Pa‘auilo • Gramma's Kitchen • Hāmākua Living General Store • Hana Hou Restaurant • Hawai‘i Community College •
Hilo Food Hub (Brine) • Honoka‘a Country Market • Hula Hula's • Ippy's Hawaiian BBQ •
Jackie Rey’s Kailua-Kona • Ka‘ai and Soo-Ling Delights • Kalaekilohana Inn & Retreat •
Kaleo’s Pāhoa • Kīlauea General Store • Left Point Wood Fired Pizza • Liquid Life •
Mom’s Hilo • Orchidland General Store & Deli • Pancho’s Tacos • Poke Market •
South Side Shaka • Sushi HI Bowls & Rolls • Short N Sweet • Tin Shack Bakery •
Umeke's • Uncle's Kitchen Kalapana • Volcano Lava Rock
If you are a restaurant, food truck, or farmers market food vendor who would like to produce a set amount of meals to support the Vibrant Hawai‘i CARES Resilience Hubs initiative, click here to fill out the participation form.
The combination of restaurant-prepared grab and go meals, food bags, and emergency pantries of food offered by the CARES Resilience Hub network will establish critical contingencies that ensure vulnerable households have access to food when food drops do not meet demand.