26th Annual Food Drive Mahalo!

HawCC Kauhale staff with food donations: from l-r Joel Paula, August Kubo, Kehau LeeHong-Mauga, Keahi Hirakawa and Kesha Kubo.

Aloha Kakou,

Mahalo! Mahalo! Mahalo! Thank you all so much for your support and participation of this year’s 26th Annual Food Drive!! Because of your tremendous generosity we are able to provide food and assistance to numerous families here in Hawai`i.

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 helped make a difference!

Hawai`i Community College has raised a total of 219 pounds of food and $30.00 was collected in monetary donations. WAY TO GO! Our HawCC Kauhale donation amounts will be included with the University of Hawai`i System’s total tally. The University of Hawai`i is part of the Hawai`i State Employees team, which is the largest contributor to this annual event.

This year’s annual goal/ challenge was to raise food and dollars for one million meals.

You may continue to donate non-perishable items like canned meats/ tuna, canned meals, canned soups, canned vegetables and canned fruits as well as monetary donations throughout the year at our Hawai`i Island Food Basket.  For online donations go to: www.hawaiifoodbasket.org   See You All Next Year**

We would especially like to thank our Food Basket staff from Hilo who came by to pick up our donations and got it weighed in at 219lbs.

– Kehau LeeHong-Mauga, 2015 Hawai’i CC Food Drive Coordinator, Office of External Affairs and College Relations

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