Visiting Chocolate on a Mission

Who doesn’t love chocolate? And who doesn’t love giving back? Well combine the two and you have Chocolate on a Mission, an organization that is owned by the nonprofit organization, River of Life Mission. The chocolate goodies that they make help them to help others. The organization has been open since 2011 and has a Head Chocolatier with over 20 years of experience. Not only do they make delicious chocolate treats, but they also provide job training and employment opportunities for men and women recovering from drug/alcohol addictions.

About Chocolate on a Mission

Chocolate On A Mission is part of the Reintegration & Job Training arm of the River of Life Mission, a faith-based, 501C(3) non-profit organization. Their mandate is to restore broken lives through Rescue, Rehabilitation and Reintegration.

Did you know that River of Life Mission serves about 15,000 meals each month?

While the mission is most known for its meal service, it also has a food-box program providing approximately 1,000 boxes of supplemental meals every month to low-income families and/or the elderly,  65% of the recipients are children.

Shower facilities are available at certain times and days for guests as well as a free store.  The store is made possible thanks to donations received.  Guests are able to select clothing, footwear and household items.

River of Life , serves as the lead agency for the Lighthouse Outreach Center, a temporary shelter in Waipahu which provides a safe place to sleep, evening meals, social services and case management.

The mission takes a holistic approach to  assisting guests—mind, body & spirit. They do this through classes, service referrals & life skills training.

In October of 2011, our chocolate factory was opened on the Mission’s third floor.  It was started to help men & women recovering from drug/alcohol addictions get a new start—job training & employment opportunities.