The Hawaii Ag & Culinary Alliance dba Hawaii Food & Wine Festival has created the Kokua Restaurant & Hospitality Fund for Maui to provide immediate assistance to the hardworking restaurant, bar and hospitality workers displaced by the devastating wildfires that have impacted West Maui communities from Lahaina to Kapalua, a cherished home of the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival.
Funds can support:
- General Kokua Fund: Your donation to the General Kokua Fund will be distributed among various restaurants and hospitality employers, ensuring that a wide range of restaurant, bar and hospitality workers receive support they urgently need. In addition, we will support the culinary community on the ground who are feeding others impacted by the fires.
- Designate an Employer: Alternatively, you can choose to contribute to a specific restaurant or hospitality employer located between Lahaina and Kapalua to go directly to support their staff. If the designated employer cannot deploy the funds to their employees for any reason, the funds will revert to the General Kokua Fund.
Hawaii Ag & Culinary Alliance dba Hawaii Food & Wine Festival is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (EIN 46-0618609). Contribution is fully tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.
To learn how you can help promote the fund, click here.
To donate, click here.