Chad Buck owns and operates a family of companies involved in food processing, and distribution. All of Buck’s companies focus on building and equipping first generation leaders and driving Hawaii toward a sustainable, food secure future. Companies include Hawaii Foodservice Alliance LLC, HFA Logistics LLC, Hawaii Secure Foods LLC, and Niihau Ahiu Provisions LLC.
Buck’s family of companies employ over 560 professionals specializing in food distribution, production, food safety, and cold chain logistics throughout the state of Hawaii and on the west coast. Hawaii Foodservice Alliance and HFA Logistics serve every grocer, club, and retailer in the state of Hawaii. In addition, Buck’s companies support over 40 local manufacturers and producers in getting their product to market throughout the islands.
Buck is actively engaged in disaster preparedness for the state. This working group includes FEMA, HIEMA, City & County of Honolulu’s Department of Emergency Management, and Civil Defense for Maui, Hawaii, and Kauai counties. Buck’s role in the group focuses on the potential for government agencies to collaborate with local businesses designed to handle and distribute food across all islands.
Buck recently donated the state’s first “Pre-Covery Pod” to the Waianae Community a community at risk due to a major natural disaster. The pod consists of 135,000 meals embedded in the community for distribution should the need arise.
Buck provided logistics and consolidation of 59 container loads of locally produced products, from around the state which were featured at 52 of Costco’s Southern California clubs in their inaugural Made in Hawaii event. Buck also provides mainland logistic support for Maui Nui Venison, and bio-dynamic, organic honey from Molokai to Patagonia Provisions.
The Buck family of companies recently acquired former Big Island Dairy in Ookala, situated on 2300 acres and includes the newly built pasteurization and processing facilities for fluid milk, juices, butter, and cheese. Currently, the Ookala property serves as a temporary home to 500 head of cattle recently displaced due to the Parker Ranch fire, which is the largest fire in Hawaii’s history burning more than 35,000 acres.