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

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HAWAII RESTAURANT WORKERS NEED YOUR HELP!

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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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Hawaii Mom Blog

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Side Street Inn Ohana

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$249-$100

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Masaki Takai

MEWS, Scott, Violet Rose & #ipolanimakuakaneschultzhawaiiandog

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Original Hawaiian Chocolate Ohana

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Pacific Rim Concepts LLC

Pancakes & Waffles Hawaii

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Tafiti Uso

Takako Nishihara

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Wade Armstrong

Wendi Akiyama

We Share Food Tours

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Zachary Nuffer M.D.

$99-$50

A & R Oshiro

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David & Charlotte De Witt

Hauoli Wright

Heather Singh

Janice Turner

Jimmy & Fuzuki Otake

Karen Valasek

Kit W.

Kurtz Family

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Look Ohana

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Nicole Rompasky

Odachi Family

Rebecca deVille

Stephen & Eugenie Werbel

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Teri Matsukawa

Thomas Loo

Wanda L. Wong

$49-$25

Barbara Ganschow

C&H Paizis

Chris & Heather Paizis

Donna Therrien

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Hyder Family

Jesus' Family

Just 2 of Us Chicken Waffles Southern BBQ

Karen

Kim Terai

Mary Langholff

Mylen & Ron Tansingco

Yating Liang

$24-$1

Jane Gallagher Felix & David Felix

Steven Yoshida

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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.

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