The fresh food normally enjoyed by guests at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa won’t go to waste during its temporary closure, as it will be donated to feed the local community.
Donations were made to Aloha Harvest, a food collection and redistribution organization located on Oahu. Over the past week, Aulani has donated approximately 7,000 pounds of perishable food to the organization, which delivers it the same day to social service agencies across the island to feed those in need.
“Donations like this are so important during times of uncertainty,” said “Phil” Augustus Acosta, executive director of Aloha Harvest. “This food helps ensure that people who are already faced with hunger continue to receive resources.”
The donation includes fresh fruit and vegetables like pineapples, watermelons, lemons, lettuce and onions, bread and milk products, as well as treats like cupcakes, cookies, and popcorn.
“Over the past nine years, Aulani Resort has contributed to the community in a number of ways, that’s why during these unprecedented times, this donation was the kindest and most heartwarming decision to make,” said Kimberly Agas, general manager of Aulani.