Community

Committed and Accountable to the Communities We Serve

As one of the largest companies in Hawaiʻi, we embrace every aspect of our island communities. We provide resources and actively engage with our community partners to improve our neighborhoods and solve the problems that we face as a state and as a people.

HFA staff at Aloha Stadium

Emergency Support: HFA in Action

When Hurricane Iselle hit the Puna Community on the Big Island in 2014, HFA, before any state or county agency, responded immediately with multiple mass distributions of bottled water, ice, and food for those impacted by the natural disaster. The Hawaiʻi National Guard set up a perimeter and traffic support while HFA’s Team Members provided the food and supplies, donated completely by HFA, to those in need (see video).

When COVID-19 shuttered Hawaiʻi’s economy causing thousands of Hawaiʻi workers lose their jobs, HFA was the first to respond with the largest food distribution in Hawaiʻi’s history, the Saturday before Easter Sunday. The distribution event was held at the shuttered Ala Moana Shopping Center as HFA Team Members, aided by workers from the Salvation Army, the Honolulu Department of Emergency Management (DEMA), and Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), handed out fresh bread, eggs, vegetables, and fresh milk, all donated by HFA, to Hawaiʻi residents that created a line over 2.5 miles long to receive the much needed support. 

As the pandemic continued, HFA led the state in distributions across the islands of Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Kauai, and the Island of Hawaiʻi. In Honolulu, HFA joined forces with the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation, Bank of Hawaiʻi, the Hawaiʻi Food Bank, DEMA, VOAD, the Honolulu Police Department and the Hawaiʻi Farm Bureau to execute food distributions at the Aloha Stadium and other locations across the island of Oahu

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