Working for a Hawaii where all families lead healthy, safe and productive lives.
Founded in January 1989 by Ivy Olson, Angel Network Charities, Inc. (ANC) is a private, non-profit organization serving Oahu's homeless and at-risk families. ANC began as a grassroots, all-volunteer organization supported by Calvary by the Sea Lutheran Church in Aina Haina. As it grew from caring for a few families to over 40, the need for professional leadership became clear.
Today, ANC has a tiny paid staff, volunteers, and a seven member Board of Directors. In 2002, we stopped our transitional housing program mainly due to lack of funding but continue to provide a community food pantry. In addition to giving out pantry items twice a week, ANC also participates in the Ohana Produce Program distributing perishable food items such as fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, dairy products, cereal, snack foods and beverages on the 1st Thursday and 2nd Friday of each month.
ANC's food pantry serves over 2,500 people in need each month in East Oahu. We serve the elderly, families, children, individuals, and people who financially struggle to make ends meet by providing them with perishable and non-perishable food items, and on-site laundry and shower facilities on non-Ohana days between 9:00 AM and 11:30 AM.
The food pantry is open to clients every Thursday and Friday between 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Ohana Drops occur on the 1st Thursday and 2nd Friday of each month between the hours of 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM.
ANC received an award from President George H. W. Bush and was also recognized with a "Thousand Points of Light" award, presented to ANC founder Ivy Olson by President Bill Clinton.
Food Donations, cash, and reusable shopping bags, are accepted directly at ANC or Calvary By the Sea. Clothing and household items are accepted at Holy Nativity’s Thrift Store (just across the street at the shopping center).