Food drive helps re-stock foodbank shelves

Hawaii Foodbank Food Drive

Thousands of Hawaii residents were out helping those in need, at the annual Hawaii Foodbank Food Drive.

At the McCully Shopping Center dozens of volunteers were helping to collect canned foods, as well as monetary donations.

This was just one of many busy collection sites around the state.

This annual event brings together business and community leaders, all aiming for one goal: to raise one million meals to feed Hawaii’s hungry.

“We are at about 10 days of food,” said Lori Kaya, Hawaii Food Bank. “I wouldn’t say that’s critical but that is pretty low. Normally we are at about 15 to 17 days of food at the warehouse in Mapunapuna.”

Saturday’s donations will help re-stock foodbank shelves.

Each year the organization helps feed more than 183,000 people statewide.

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