Historic $1 MILLION Dollar Gift from Y. Hata & Co., Limited to the Hawaii Restaurant Association
A celebration was held on April 6, 2023 commemorating the 110th anniversary of Y. Hata & Co., Limited, and honoring philanthropist, President & CEO, Russell J. Hata on his birthday, where he announced a historic $1 million dollar gift – the Y. Hata & Co., Limited – Hawaii Restaurant Association Endowment Fund. The $1 million dollar gift was pledged over a 5-year period to the Hawaii Restaurant Association to perpetuate the food service industry in Hawaii.
The Y. Hata & Co., Limited – Hawaii Restaurant Association Endowment Fund will help provide vital resources to support restaurant and food service establishments in Hawaii, such as training programs, funding to help offset the cost of continuing culinary education, the perpetuation of our culture through culinary arts, and other initiatives aimed at strengthening the food service industry in the state. The gift will also fund a position within the Hawaii Restaurant Association to coordinate resources that will directly help local restaurants.
This gift will undoubtedly have a lasting impact on the food service industry in Hawaii.
About Y. Hata & Co., Limited:
Y. Hata & Co., Limited is the largest independent, family-owned wholesale food service distributor servicing the State of Hawaii dedicated to bringing superior products and solutions to customers.
Founded in 1913 and incorporated in 1922, Y. Hata continues to be the market leader in the Pacific Region by effectively acquiring and utilizing an extraordinary workforce, advanced technology, efficient procedures, and continuous improvement through innovation.
For additional information, visit @yhataco or www.yhata.com
Sheryl Matsuoka, Executive Director
Ave Kwok, Timmy Chang, Russell Hata, Sheryl Matsuoka
The Hawaii Restaurant Association presented Russell Hata, an avid UH football fan, with a signed UH football presented by Coach Timmy Chang.