Richmond newcomer Aloha Boka brings aloha spirit amid COVID-19 pandemic

Richmond newcomer Aloha Boka brings aloha spirit amid COVID-19 pandemic
Photo credit: Aloha Boka

By Mike Kinney

Aloha Boka has only been in Richmond since mid-April but has already joined the list of local companies stepping up to support the community during the COVID-19 crisis.

The family-owned business, which provides deliveries of locally-sourced groceries at wholesale prices in the Bay Area, moved into warehouse space at 2400 Florida Ave. three weeks ago, spokesperson Bimarch Sapkota said.

Recently, Aloha Boka offered a sale in the community where residents could buy boxes of food containing vegetables, fruits, meats and eggs for 99 cents. Over 250 boxes were sold.

Aloha Boka also donated chicken and eggs to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, saying donations of nutritious foods was the best way the company could give back, Sapkota said.

“It was important to have these Immune Support Boxes going into the community,” he said. “During this global pandemic we can boost our immune by eating fresh and healthy home cooked meals.”

Aloha Boka is similar to InstaCart but for fresh wholesale foods, sourcing its products from local farmers, markets, distributors and selling them directly to the consumers and via wholesale and distribution channels.

The company, started with a mission to help families eat fresh, healthy, organic, and never-frozen food on a budget, delivers to residences and businesses as far north as Santa Rosa and as far south as San Jose. Same day delivery is available, and free warehouse pickup is available in 30 minutes.

To place an order simply go online and you have free warehouse pickup or same day delivery, or call 1-833-GET-BOKA.