Popeyes Hawaii, a fast food chain best known for its fried chicken, has donated 4,500 pounds of chicken and 100 cases of pies to various local community organizations in an effort to help provide meals to individuals and families financially impacted by the coronavirus.
“So many people in our community have been affected by this crisis, and it’s more important than ever for everyone to come together to support each other in any way we can,” said Sean Uezu, president of Popeyes Hawaii, in a statement. “These nonprofits play a vital role in addressing hunger in our community and we’re grateful to be in a position to help them feed Hawaii.”
The donations included:
- 3,200 pounds of chicken and 50 cases of pie that went to The Institute for Human Services, which provides services to houseless individuals.
- 800 pounds of chicken and 18 cases of pie that went to Aloha Harvest, which collects and redistributes excess food to social service agencies.
- 440 pounds of chicken that went to Life 360 Network, which will provide meals to keiki participating in its outreach programs.
- 280 pounds of chicken that went to the Show Aloha Challenge, which delivers meals to seniors in need.
- 80 pounds of chicken and 20 pies that went to domestic abuse shelters run by Parents and Children Together.
“We have been experiencing a surge in meals being provided for our homeless, hurting or just plain hungry community members because of the COVID-19 crisis,” stated Connie Mitchell, executive director of the Institute for Human Services. “We’ve seen a 20% increase in the last week, on some days close to 1,500 meals. So, Popeyes’ donation comes at this unprecedented time of need and we are so grateful!”