Hawaii Restaurant Card

September 30, 2020

Governor Ige announced a new CARES funded program called the “Hawaii Restaurant Card.”

Governor Ige was joined in the press conference by Sherry Menor McNamara, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of Hawai‘i and Denise Hayashi Yamaguchi, Executive Director of the Hawaiʻi Agricultural Foundation.  The program is funded by $75 million of CARES funds and is intended to support Hawaii’s restaurant industry as well as displaced workers.

·      The Hawaii Restaurant Card is a prepaid debit card.  The $500 cards will be mailed to displaced workers who are currently receiving unemployment insurance benefits. The cards can be used at any Hawaii restaurant. There is no need to sign up for the program. The cards will be mailed to qualified recipients in mid-October. 

You can view the full press release here.

To learn more about the Hawaii Restaurant Card, you can visit their new website:


Last modified: October 13, 2020

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