Disney’s Aulani Donates Food to Aloha Harvest
Monday, April 6, 2020
Even though Disney’s Aulani Resort in Ko’Olina, Hawaii has temporarily closed its doors in response to COVID-19, the resort’s Cast Members are still working hard to give back to their local community. Similar to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and Disneyland Paris, Aulani’s management team has chosen to donate perishable food to a local organization—Aloha Harvest.
Aloha Harvest was founded by the Hau’oli Mau Loa Foundation in 1999 in an effort to provide sustenance for Hawaii’s homeless population and families facing poverty. The foundation’s motto is “Rescuing Food to Feed Hawaii’s Hungry.” Aloha Harvest’s Executive Director, “Phil” Augustus Acosta, commented:
“Donations like this are so important during times of uncertainty. This food helps ensure that people who are already faced with hunger continue to receive resources.”
Aulani donated over 7,000 pounds of perishable food items last week. These food donations have included fresh fruits and vegetables, bread and milk products, and even some dessert treats.
Disney’s Aulani General Manager, Kimberly Agas, said,
“Over the past nine years, Aulani Resort has contributed to the community in a number of ways. That’s why during these unprecedented times, this donation was the kindest and most heartwarming decision to make.”
Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, closed on March 24. The Hawaiian Disney property’s original plan was to reopen on March 31, but like the other DVC properties and Disney parks, it has now been closed until further notice.
For more information on Disney’s Aulani resort, visit their official site.