Hundreds of Hawaii's hospitality workers receive free food amid pandemic
Friday morning a food distribution event was held for hospitality workers at Aiea High School.
It was put together by the Hawai'i Lodging & Tourism Association, Aloha Harvest, and Aloha Later.
Hawaii's hospitality industry has been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, with a number of hotels shut down since March.
"Folks right now are hurting," said Aloha Harvest Executive Director Phil Acosta. "If and when we can, as much as we can, we'd like to help give back to the community. So we're very grateful to be here."
Friday's food drive helped about 300 families. Each received around 75 pounds of food.