aloha box produce

Fundraisers for state sanctioned organizations, such as Aloha United Way (AUW) have taken a different turn because of this year’s pandemic. One University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa vendor is teaming up to deliver the goods it’s known for while helping out a worthy cause.

Keo & Company held a farmer’s market at Campus Center twice a week during the semesters for the past 20 years. Students and employees purchased fresh fruits, vegetables and sometimes plants.

Since the campus has been considerably empty, Keo and her team have not been on campus. Working with administration, she agreed to make an Aloha Box available that would feature a variety of fresh produce for $35 with $5.25 of each purchase going to the AUW.

Purchases can be made online. The items can be picked up on campus on October 16, or you can choose free home delivery for Oʻahu only.

Items in the Aloha Box (contents subject to change without notice):

  • 1 pound lettuce (Butter, red oak, green oak, or Manoa)
  • 1 pineapple
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 eggplants
  • 2 zucchini
  • 1 hand of apple bananas
  • 1 pound of Roma tomatoes
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1 pound of Okinawan sweet potatoes
  • 2 papayas

When you make your purchase online you can note which unit, office or department should be credited.