Still time to donate to food drive!

A’ohe hana nui ke alu’ia: “No task is too big when done together by all.”

We need your support and participation for this year’s 24th Annual Food Drive! The people of Hawai`i are one ‘ohana, and the Hawai`i Food Bank provides food so that no one in our family goes hungry. This year’s annual goal/challenge is to raise food and dollars for one million meals.

The Food Basket is Hawai`i Island’s food bank and its mission is to feed the hungry in Hawai`i County while attending to the root cause of this critical social problem.

You can help make a difference!

The University of Hawai`i is part of the Hawai`i State Employees team, which is the largest contributor to this annual event which has already begun and runs through April 26, 2013. You can help by donating non-perishable items like canned meats/tuna, canned meals, canned soups, canned vegetables and canned fruits.

Monetary donations are also needed to help collect, purchase and distribute food from our warehouse through charitable agencies to those in need. For online donations go to: www.foodbaskethi.org. If donating in person with cash or check, please write checks out to: The Food Basket. Monetary donations can be delivered to Kehau LeeHong-Mauga in the External Affairs and Relations Office here on campus. Food donations may be dropped off at any one of our designated sites on campus listed below:

  • Administration Office, MC 378
  • ATE Division, MC 392-9A
  • Business Office, MC 397-12
  • Business Education & Technology (upper campus, UH Hilo) 346-124
  • VCAA-Academic Affairs Office (upper campus, UH Hilo) 346-122
  • Human Resources Office, MC 397-4
  • OCET Office, MC 379-A-3
  • The Learning Center (upper campus, UH Hilo) 334-117
  • Kau Wa’a Center, MC 379
  • I Ola Haloa-Hawai‘i Life Styles, MC 380-34

For more information please contact: Kehau LeeHong-Mauga at leehong@hawaii.edu 934-2810 or Thatcher Moats at tmoats@hawaii.edu 934-2506.

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