The mission of the Kauai Independent Food Bank
(KIFB) is to educate, provide
nutritious food for the hungry, and respond to
Food security for all the people of Kauai and Ni'ihau
is the ultimate goal of the KIFB and is
demonstrated through numerous programs providing
services to our communities:
In collaboration with the Kauai Boys and Girls
Club's KIFB supports the Westside Keiki Cafe
Program sponsored by Dupont Pioneer Foundation,
YWCA/ Kama'aina Kids/including the Elementary schools and the Eastside
Program, and the Lihue Keiki Cafe Program.
The KIFB's senior program Kupa'a Kokua Kupuna offers
seniors the opportunity to aquire Kauai grown fresh
produce, fruits, bakery items and canned goods and other
nutrious foods monthly. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from
In addition KIFB provides emergency food distribution, a
Vocational Rehabilitation Program
and disaster prepardness.
Ni'ihau BackPack Program- In
collaboration with Kula Aupuni Ni'ihau A Kahelelani
Aloha Public Charter School, the Ke Kula Ni'ihau O Kekaha Learning Center Public
Charter School in Kekaha, and Anahola, they distribute backpacks
filled with nutritious food each Friday to approximately
100 keiki for a 43 week program from August to May.
The nutritious food in the backpack is frequently the
primary food for the child and his/her siblings over the
In the implementation of these programs, our values
and priorities reflect the ancient Hawaiian customs
of aloha, kupono (honesty), hanohano (dignity), hui
(partnership), lokahi (unity), kuha'o (self-reliance)
and ha'aah'a (humility).
Through the generous involvement and support of the
citizens of Kauai, the Kauai Independent Food Bank
will continue to create, develop and establish
programs to support the families of our communities.