Online ordering launches today for Aloha Box, a Mother’s Day gift box initiative in support of local manufacturers impacted by COVID-19 and the shutdown of traditional retail outlets. The initiative is a partnership between the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, HTDC-INNOVATE Hawaii and the Hawaii Food Manufacturers Association (HFMA).

“Our local food manufacturers are struggling due to COVID-19, with the resulting significant decrease in sales on top of inventory sitting in warehouses,” Sherry Menor-McNamara, President & CEO of the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii said. “With Hawaii-made products loved and appreciated right here at home as much as they are across the globe, we thought this Aloha Box initiative was a great way to support our local food manufacturers while honoring moms and other special people in our lives during this time.”

Added Jimmy Chan, Owner of Hawaiian Chip Company and HFMA Board President, “Sadly, some of our members have already decided to permanently close operations. The Aloha Box provides a ray of hope for others who may be contemplating the same during this crisis.”

The Aloha Box can be purchased online at bit.ly/AlohaBox. Each box cost $75 and has a retail value of $95. Contents include:

  • Big Island Bees 9 oz. organic lehua honey
  • Manoa Chocolate breakfast bar
  • Sea Salts of Hawaii 4 oz. Hawaiian sea salt
  • Wing Coffee 5 oz. all Hawaiian blend
  • Menehune Mac chocolate chip mac nut cookies
  • AF Coffee taro pancake & taro mochi puff mixes
  • Ulu Mana ulu chips
  • Waialua Estate 70% dark chocolate bar
  • Ahualoa Farms sea salt roasted mac nuts
  • Maui Fruit Jewels combo shortbread cookies & fruit jewels
  • Hawaii Candy ginger wafers
  • Kauai Kookie papaya seed dressing

Pick up times and locations are:
(shipping not available)

  • Tuesday, May 5 and Wednesday, May 6, 9:00am – 1:00pm
    Entrepreneurs Sandbox, 643 Ilalo Street, Honolulu (next to the UH Medical School)
  • Saturday, May 2 and Saturday, May 9, 9:00am – 1:00pm
    Menehune Mac, 707 Waiakamilo Road, Honolulu

The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii’s COVID-19 resource for businesses can be found www.cochawaii.org