Hold Your Own Food Drive

According to the state Department of Health, one in six Mauians and one in five Maui keiki live with food insecurity, a 62 percent increase from ten years ago. The Maui Food Bank is an essential resource for such people...
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According to the state Department of Health, one in six Mauians and one in five Maui keiki live with food insecurity, a 62 percent increase from ten years ago. The Maui Food Bank is an essential resource for such people—and they need your help.

Due to high demand, the food bank—which serves Maui, Molokai, and Lana’i—has trouble keeping its shelves stocked, according to Executive Director Richard Yust. You can always donate individually. Or, better yet, hold a food drive at your business, school, place of worship, or simply in your neighborhood.

Once you’ve gotten the go-ahead from your company or organization (if needed), you can register your drive with the food bank and request materials such as collection bins and bags, banners, and incentive cards. After that, promote your event with fliers and email blasts using the food bank logo and on social media with the hashtag #mauifoodbank.

Every bit helps, and could be the difference between a family in need going hungry or getting their next meal. For more information visit mauifoodbank.org or call 243-9500.

Jacob Shafer

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