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TENTH ANNUAL - SAVE THE DATE – OCTOBER 2-25, 2020

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HAWAII RESTAURANT WORKERS NEED YOUR HELP!

250000.00
157485.00

If you would like to support our efforts to help Hawaii's restaurant workers and to support our local restaurants, please consider donating to the Kokua Restaurant Workers' Fund.

MORE ON KOKUA RESTAURANT WORKERS' FUND BELOW.

If you are interested in a larger corporate contribution, please contact Aya Leslie at aya@hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com

In an effort to help Hawaii’s restaurant workers, HFWF has created the Kokua Restaurant Workers’ Fund. With all in-restaurant dining closed, restaurants have had to shut their doors or change their operations to takeout, delivery or curbside pickup. For many of the approximately 100,000 restaurant and food service workers in Hawaii* this has meant pink slips, unemployment filings and uncertainty about their future. Many of these workers live paycheck to paycheck and may soon be unable to pay their bills, including rent and health care insurance.

The restaurant industry in Hawaii accounts for more than 15% of all employment and more than $5.6 billion in sales annually*. Even with the federal government passing a $2 trillion CARES Act to help small businesses, many of our Hawaii restaurants will not survive and their workers will go unemployed indefinitely.

One hundred percent of all funds from the campaign will be used to buy meals for restaurant workers. Workers affected by the COVID-19 restaurant closures will be eligible on a first come, first served basis to obtain a Visa card valued at $250 that they can use at local restaurants throughout the state (some restrictions apply).

Hawaii Ag & Culinary Alliance (EIN 46-0618609) dba Hawaii Food & Wine Festival is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

* National Restaurant Association, based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics & U.S. Census Bureau, 2018

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Arnie & Joji Baptiste

$14,999-$10,000

Beam Suntory

Mahi Pono

$9,999-$5,000

Bacardi

Constellation Brands

ment'or BKB

Pernod Ricard USA

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits

Roy & Denise Yamaguchi

$2,500-$4,999

Bob & Lori Harrison

Mark Teruya

The Shidler Group

Tropic Fish Hawaii

$2,499-$1,000

Alan Wong's Ohana

Anne & Philip Wright

Big Island Mechanical & Construction, LLC

Chris & Melissa Ching Benjamin Family Fund

Colleen Hulihee

Danny Kaleikini & Linda Wong

Diane & Matt Cox

Electricians, Inc.

Halekulani

iichiko

Jenai & Roger Wall

Joyce Tomonari

Kent & Jean Tsukamoto

Lynn & Jim Lally

Michael Chung

Miles Okamura & Linda Yamada-Okamura

R. Kent Torrey & The Cheese Shop Inc.

R.M. Towill Corporation

Rick & Cathy Tanaka

Ronald Wheeler

Sharon Twigg-Smith

Stanley Kuriyama

Stephen Kagawa

The Kailua Bares

Valerie Okemura

$999-$500

53 by the Sea Restaurant

Broken Rice

Brooks Takenaka

Goodfellow Bros. LLC

Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation

Ing Family Partnerships

James Allen

Jason Brand

Joey Macadangdang

KAI Hawaii, Inc.

The Kalapawai Ohana

Landtec, Inc.

Louise Johnson

Mark Polivka

Mary Charles

Meredith Ching

Michael Frazier Thompson

Mike & Akane Shimoko

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Nico's Pier 38

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Robert P. Riggs

Ryan Chun

Sean & Brooke Dee

Sharon Brown

Todd & Jeanne Murata

$499-$250

6 Pillars Marketing

Bob & Shera Hiam

Bonnie Fraser

Darin & Ann Hisanaga

David Doyle

Desmond Delce

Don & Lisa Breech

Ed Wary

Elizabeth Stanton-Barrera

H Mitchell Dolier

Hawaii Mom Blog

Hozumi Hanada

Elisa Smithers

James & Cherye Pierce

Jared & Shelly

Jim & Janice Reisch

Joe Ibarra

Kim & Delia Romano

Kristin Redenbaugh

Mary Charles

MetroGrow Hawaii

Michelle Hirose

Monique Canonico

Na‘au Hilo

Nanzangirogiro

NNH

O'Kims

Peggy Latare

Rafael De La Sierra

Ratana Tatar

Rod, Irene, Mike & Travis Okimoto

Ruby Makuch

Ryan & Sarah Tatsumoto

Sandra Kumagai

Scott Nahme

Shannon, Lidia & CocoLani Smith

Shaymus Alwin

Side Street Inn Ohana

Stacey Suzui

Steve Lee

Tom & Shannon Rusnak

$249-$100

Al & Donna Kanahele

Aleena Mae Marris

Amanda Takai

Annie Choo Wharton

Baron Gushiken

Blake Isobe

Brandon & Hui Kapahua

Brian

Brian & Jan Taniguchi

Carol

Chad Yamamoto

Chris, Nicole & Ryan from Singapore

Dana Running

Ernie & Carol Heres

The Food Gurus Hawaii Crew

George & Landry Fuller, Liquid Life Waimea

Henry Adaniya

Integrated Medicine Institute, Inc. (IMI Clinics)

Irene Ruth Pimentel

Jackie Lau

Jade Pong

Jefferson Fox

Jim Cochran

 

John Newton

Jo McGarry / MoJo

Joy Hessenflow

June Kuramoto

Karen Archibald

Kenji & Lalaneya Freedman

Kristy & Andy

Laurie Oue

Linda Matsuo

Lisa & Rainer

Marcia Schultz

Mariko Miho

Mark K Yonamine

Masaki Takai

Melissa Maii

MEWS, Scott, Violet Rose & #ipolanimakuakaneschultzhawaiiandog

Michael Kasmer

Michelle Uchiyama

Micky Sofer

Mike & Rosie

Mike Yokoyama

Nancy & Mike Enos

Original Hawaiian Chocolate Ohana

Paahana, Aya & Baby Grey

 

Pacific Rim Concepts LLC

Pancakes & Waffles Hawaii

Rachel & Oscar Alvarado

Reid & Jacie Matsuo

Richard Polhemus

Robin Johnson

Rona Fukumoto

Roy & Amy

Ryan Tanaka

Rylee, Ryann & Dylan

So Gong Dong Soondubu Restaurant

Stephanie Grunert

Suzanne Finney

Tafiti Uso

Takako Nishihara

Tiffany Sentani

Tod Takahashi

Tommylynn Benavente

Vashti & Bill Ferretti

Wade Armstrong

Wade & Katie Armstrong

Wendi Akiyama

We Share Food Tours

Willie & Helene Feagaimaalii

Zachary Nuffer M.D.

$99-$50

A & R Oshiro

Barbara W. Kudo

Cameron Maheras

Charity Blanchett

David & Charlotte De Witt

Debbie McKee

Hauoli Wright

Heather Singh

Janice Turner

Jean Adair-Leland

Jimmy & Fuzuki Otake

John Burback & Norma Pang

Karen Valasek

Kit W.

Kurtz Family

Lauren Tsuchida

Look Ohana

Maikai & Kahakea

MK & John Newton

Mylen & Ron Tansingco

Nicole Rompasky

Odachi Family

Pam Davis

Rebecca deVille

Stephen & Eugenie Werbel

Tara Severns

Teri Matsukawa

Thomas Loo

Wanda L. Wong

$49-$25

Barbara Ganschow

Bonnie Fraser

C&H Paizis

CH

Chris & Heather Paizis

Donna Therrien

GoddessofWine808

Hyder Family

Jesus' Family

Just 2 of Us Chicken Waffles Southern BBQ

Karen

Kim Terai

L Katekaru

Mary Langholff

Ruth Tucker

Sharon Saiki

Yating Liang

$24-$1

Jane Gallagher Felix & David Felix

Steven Yoshida

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Your Purchase Makes an Impact

In 2019, HFWF raised a $413,580 for 18 nonprofit culinary, agricultural and community organizations statewide, bringing total community giving to nearly $3 million since 2011.

HFWF ticket purchases go towards supporting the farmers, ranchers, and fishermen of Hawaii, as well as investing in our up-and-coming chef talent at local culinary colleges and agricultural education for children.