Bill to provide $2M to food banks passes first committee

  • National Guardsmen load food into a vehicle at The Food Basket's Ohana Food Drop held June 19, 2021, at Old Kona Airport Park in Kailua-Kona. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Parker Ranch partnered with The Food Basket for The Food Basket’s 152nd Ohana Food Drop July 2, 2021, with a special paniolo treat for the North Hawaii community in lieu of the legacy ranch holding its annual Fourth of July rodeo. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

A bill to provide millions in funding to Hawaii’s four food banks is making its way through the state Legislature.