HMSA holds 'Kick-Off Against Hunger' food drive

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Hawaii Foodbank is giving thanks for a football-themed season of giving campaign.

HMSA employees raised more than $14,000 and brought in almost 5,000 pounds of canned goods during the "Kick-Off Against Hunger" food drive.

From Oct. 25 to Nov. 22, teams of employees collected donations with the incentive of winning a holiday tailgate party.

"Our holidays are always brighter when we can share the spirit of the season with friends and neighbors," HMSA VP of community affairs Elisa Yadao said.

"We really appreciate the generosity of HMSA's employees on Oahu and the Neighbor Islands, who are helping us rebuild our food supply and feed families through the holidays," Hawaii Foodbank's Polly Kauahi said.

Before Tuesday's donations, the Foodbank's supply of canned goods was at a critical level, down to a 15-day supply.

Food drives like this keep needy families fed throughout the year.

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