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Marcus Mariota’s Motiv8 Foundation has been helping underserved communities since 2016
“The goal and mission of Motiv8 is exactly what our name says – to motivate young people to dream big through education and athletics.”
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Motiv8 Foundation gives 5000+ meals to homeless shelters
Motiv8 continued to assist people experiencing homelessness with Giving Thanks meals in conjunction with Ruby Tuesday Hawaii. This is a Thanksgiving in May tradition. Thanksgiving meals were delivered to Homeless Shelters across Oahu. Additionally, 1000 pounds of pet food was delivered to Oahu SPCA and Humane Society.
Pictures from the Thursday, May 21st meal distribution (click to view full-size):
Marcus Mariota’s Motiv8 Foundation delivering meals to front line nurses in hospitals on Oahu
Starting on Monday, April 27, Marcus Mariota’s Motiv8 Foundation and Island Insurance Foundation along with Bamboo Catering will continue this meal distribution program by providing up to 500+ meals to our health care professionals at Straub Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center. Our health workers have been working tirelessly to keep the rest of us healthy! Meals are also being provided to families living at Hale Maluhia, supportive housing for survivors of domestic violence and their children.
Pictures from a Wednesday, April 29th meal distribution to front line nurses at an Oahu hospital (click to view full-size):
Marcus Mariota’s Motiv8 Foundation and the Island Insurance Foundation Fund Initiative to Distribute 1,000 Meals Daily While Schools are Closed!
Starting Monday, March 30th through to at least April 30th, “Grab and go” breakfasts and lunches were made available to students while schools are shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Public school students 18 years old and under could pick up breakfast and lunch at Kauluwela and Palolo Elementary Schools. Prepared meals were placed on tables outside for students to pick up to avoid physical contact between volunteers and students. Meals were prepared by ABC Stores for Kauluwela and Bamboo Catering for Palolo. Volunteers with the Center for Tomorrow’s Leaders and others distributed the meals with guidance from the DOE to ensure proper handling and safety. A total of 1,000 meals – 300 breakfasts and 300 lunches at Kauluwela and 200 breakfasts and 200 lunches at Palolo were distributed to students daily.
More links to local reporting on this event:
- Marcus Mariota’s Motiv8 Foundation to help underwrite grab-and-go meals for students
By Ferd Lewis – March 28, 2020
- Mariota’s Motiv8 Foundation partners with community to supply 1,000 meals a day
By Kainoa Carlson – March 30, 2020