September 19, 2021

Hawaii’s economy improves but food insecurity grows – Honolulu, Hawaii news, sports & weather

There was hope the need would also decrease as Hawaii’s economy improved, but that was not the case.

“I really expected when tourism increased and people went back to work, our numbers would go down, but the opposite has happened.
A year ago we were giving out 3,000 bags a month now we are giving out 5,000,” said Barbara Bennett, who manages Wallyhouse behind the church.

Throughout this pandemic, providers have also seen a shift in who has come in for assistance.

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