Monsanto Hawaii Gives Back to the Waianae Boat Harbor Community

On August 27, Monsanto Hawaii partnered with the Pacific Justice and Reconciliation Center for the second year in a row to feed and give back to the houseless community of the Waianae Boat Harbor.

“One of our goals here at Monsanto Hawaii is to support the local community in any way that we can, whether its feeding the homeless and donating supplies or just being willing to listen to what they have to say,” said Bailey Jenks of Monsanto Hawaii. “It was inspiring to hear how these individuals have overcome such incredible hardships by finding a sense of family in this community.”

Monsanto employees volunteered nearly three hours of their time to feed and provide support to the Waianae Boat Harbor community.

img_6459In the weeks prior, Monsanto employees from the Kunia farm collected items for donation such as shoes, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soaps and towels to be handed out during the event. Monsanto Hawaii also donated $1,000 for food expenses and $200 worth of additional supplies. Over 250 items were able to be given out to the community of over 200 people.

“We were honored to be contacted by Monsanto to participate in this important initiative for the second year in a row,” said Dr. Patterson, president and chief executive officer of the Pacific Justice and Reconciliation Center. “The resources Monsanto provided, as well as the human touch, the smiles, the presence and service made it all possible.”

Since 2010, Monsanto Hawaii and its employees have donated more than $300,000 to various community organizations and approximately 7,000 volunteer hours over the past year for various causes including health and human services, disaster relief, historic preservation, education and environmental protection.