Honolulu - (HawaiiNewsNow) The Hawaii Foodbank 22nd Annual Food Drive Day is Saturday, April 16 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ramsay Wharton headed down to tomorrow's Foodbank central at Restaurant Row to tell us more.
The Hawaii Foodbank staff and over 2,000 volunteers will be at nine community collection sites across the island. Food Drive Day is the culmination of our Annual Food Drive campaign and our last "big push" to collect food and dollars to meet our goal of raising One Million Meals.
We're asking the community to support our 22nd Annual Food Drive by:
Donating canned goods
We need canned meats, meals (spaghettis, chilis), soups, fruits and vegetables.
Twice over the past six months, we've been extremely low on canned goods. Canned foods are a staple for many of the agencies we serve. They need nonperishable foods to fill the food bags they distribute to people and families in need across the island.
Making a monetary donation
Every $10 you donate helps the Hawaii Foodbank distribute food for 25 meals.
Your monetary donations also help us distribute over 11 million pounds of food annually, over 2 million pounds of fresh produce through our Ohana Produce Plus Program and purchase containers of rice, fresh produce, assorted meats, cereals and canned goods.
Your donations are now helping to feed over 14 percent of Hawaii's population or 183,500 different people statewide each year. That means one in seven people need emergency food assistance from the Hawaii Foodbank. The people you help feed are:
- 55,050 children from low-income or homeless families
- 11,010 elderly living on fixed incomes
- The homeless
- The disabled, including veterans
- Low-income families with an average monthly income of $850
- The unemployed
HAWAII FOODBANK FOOD DRIVE DAY SITE ACTIVITIES
Saturday, April 16, 2011
9:00 a Airport Caravan
9:00 to 9:30 a Live music from Johnny Helm
9:00 to 11:00 a Meet the GEICO Gecko!
9:30 to 9:45 a Zumba For Hunger Flash Mob!
10:30 a City and County Caravan
10:00 to 10:45 a Live music from "Saving Cadence"
11:00 a Hospitality Caravan
11:00 to 11:45 a Live music - (Performer to be announced)
12:00 to 2:00 p The Perry & Price Show – LIVE!
2:00 to 2:45 p Live music from "Virgin Mary"
3:00 to 3:45 p Live music from "Tell Mama"
Food Drive updates from Hawaii News Now and KSSK personalities throughout the day!
Meet "Mr. Safety" from Hawaii Self Storage!
KOKO MARINA CENTER
10:00 a Aloha Mustang & Shelby Club of Hawaii
10:00 a The Hawaii Corvette Association
10:00 a to 12:00 p Live music from Kevin Jones
10:00 a to 12:00 p STAR 101.9 on location!
Drop off your canned good donations at participating merchants for a chance to win the Ultimate Koko Marina Center Experience Prize Package valued at over $500!
McCULLY SHOPPING CENTER
1:00 to 2:00 p KHJZ 93.9 JAMZ Hawaii – On location!
Drop off your food donations at our tent and receive a free eco shopping bag from McCully Shopping Center while supplies last!
PEARL CITY SHOPPING CENTER
10:00 to 11:00 a Island 98.5 – On location!
Meet "Chucky Cheese" and his friends throughout the day!
TOWN CENTER OF MILILANI
11:30 a - 12:30 p Live music from "11th Hour"
WAIOKEOLA CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
1:00 - 2:00 p Live music from Kevin Jones
1:00 - 2:00 p STAR 101.9 on location!
WINDWARD CITY SHOPPING CENTER
1:00 to 2:00 p Island 98.5 – On location!
FOOD AND MONETARY DONATIONS AT THE FOLLOWING SITES:
"X Pearl City Gateway (across Walmart)
"X Pearl Highlands Center
"X Tamura Superette
"X Waianae Mall Shopping Center
"X Waianae Store
FOOD DONATIONS ONLY AT THE FOLLOWING MILITARY LOCATIONS:
"X Hickam Air Force Base Commissary
"X Pearl Harbor Commissary
MONETARY DONATIONS ONLY AT THE FOLLOWING CHANGE ANGEL LOCATIONS:
Aiea - Kaonohi St. between Kam Hwy. & Moanalua Rd. 10a to 2p KFC Hawaii
Ewa Point - Fort Weaver Road & Kaimalie St. 10a to 2p KFC Hawaii
Kailua - Kailua Rd. & Oneawa St. 10a to 2p KFC Hawaii
Kalihi - King & Kalihi St. 10a to 2p KFC Hawaii
Kapiolani - Kapiolani Blvd. & Keeaumoku St. 10a to 2p KFC Hawaii
Kapolei - Farrington Hwy. & Makakilo Dr. 10a to 2p KFC Hawaii
Kapolei Commons – Kapolei Pkwy. & Kalaeloa Blvd. 10a to 2p The Pampered Chef
Market City - Kapiolani Blvd. and Waialae Ave. 10a to 2p Foodland
Mililani - Makaimoimo St. & Meheula Pkwy. 10a to 2p KFC Hawaii
Moanalua - Radford & Bougainville Dr. 10a to 2p KFC Hawaii
Niu Valley - East Halemaumau St. & Kalanianaole Hwy. 10a to 2p KFC Hawaii
Waikamilo Road - Waiakamilo Rd. & Nimitz Hwy. 10a to 2p Securitas
Wahiawa - California Ave. between Walker & Makani 10a to 2p KFC Hawaii
Waikele - Lumiaina & Paiwa St. 10a to 2p KFC Hawaii
Lihue 10a to 2p KFC Hawaii
Visit any Foodland or Sack N' Save store statewide and help fight hunger by making a donation through Bag Up Hunger! Contribute $5, $10, or $20 using the "Bag Up Hunger!" donation coupons at checkout. Donations will benefit the Hawaii Foodbank, the Food Basket on Hawaii, Maui Food Bank and Hawaii Foodbank - Kauai Branch.
Juliet Garcia, Foodland, 735-7388
HONOLULU FIRE STATION COMMUNITY FOOD COLLECTIONS
Now through April 30
Sunday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
All fire stations on Oahu will be accepting non-perishable food donations from the community. The Hawaii Foodbank most needed foods are:
"X Canned meats
"X Canned meals (spaghetti, chili and corned beef)
"X Canned soups
"X Canned fruits
"X Canned vegetables
KOKO MARINA CENTER, "MAKE LIFE COMPASSIONATE"
Now through April 30
Drop off your canned good donations during the month of April at participating merchants for a chance to win the Ultimate Koko Marina Center Experience Prize Package valued at over $500!
Visit the Koko Marina Center Facebook page, "Like us" and win merchant giveaways including Banana Boat rides from Hawaii Water Sports Center!
www.kokomarinacenter.com or 395-4737
POUND FOR POUND CHALLENGE
Now through May 31, 2011
Lose weight, live healthier and help feed the hungry at the same time! For every pound you pledge to lose, the Pound For Pound Challenge sponsors will donate 11 cents to the Hawaii Foodbank*. You may pledge to lose up to 50 pounds.
Visit www.pfpchallenge.com and click "Pledge now." Join the "Hawaii Foodbank Team" then complete the online registration form. It's that easy!
*No weigh ins are necessary.
CELEBRATE EASTER WITH MILILANI SHOPPING CENTER
Saturday, April 16
12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Bring a canned food donation for the Hawaii Foodbank and celebrate Easter with the family! Meet the Easter Bunny, take family photos and receive a treat. "Eggsplore" for Easter eggs, spin the Prize Wheel, enjoy pony rides and a petting zoo and watch balloon artists create animals and so much more. 623-8496
THE EASTER BUNNY ARRIVES AT PEARL HIGHLANDS CENTER!
Saturday, April 16 & 23
11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Take photos with the Easter Bunny and receive a free pair of bunny ears for your child!
Proceeds from photo sales will benefit the Hawaii Foodbank 22nd Annual Food Drive to help feed the hungry. Canned food donations are also welcome!
Then enjoy Easter activities and balloon creations by Balloon Monsoon. 456-1000
YMCA OF HONOLULU, "HEALTHY KIDS DAY"
Saturday, April 16
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice Street
Admission is free with a canned food donation for the Hawaii Foodbank! Then enjoy kids activities and games, healthy cooking demonstrations, a farmer's market, health screenings, CPR training, food samplings and entertainment featuring
Jeff Peterson, slack key guitarist.
www.ymcahonolulu.org or 531-9622
ZUMBA FOR HUNGER!
Saturday, April 16
9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Come out and be a part of the first ever Zumba Hunger Flash Mob and help to feed Hawaii's hungry!
Register at http://zumbaforhunger.eventbrite.com/
Then on Food Drive Day, bring a canned food donation and Zumba For Hunger!
Please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMwvG8DIFSQ to see the Zumba routines we'll be dancing on YouTube.
HAWAII BANKERS ASSOCIATION
April 18 through May 31
The Hawaii Bankers Association will be collecting food and monetary donations for the Hawaii Foodbank 22nd Annual Food Drive. Association members include: American Savings Bank, Bank of Hawaii, Bank of the Orient, Central Pacific Bank, First Hawaiian Bank, Hawaii National Bank, HomeStreet Bank, Ohana Pacific Bank, Pacific Rim Bank and Territorial Savings Bank. Please visit any of the 279 participating branches statewide to make your donation.
Gary Fujitani, Hawaii Bankers Association, 524-5161
WAIKIKI SPAM JAM®
Saturday, April 30, 2011
4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Take the entire family out for a fun-filled night and experience a cultural tradition in Hawaii,--the Waikiki SPAM Jam®! This annual street festival is quickly becoming one of the most popular festivals in Hawaii because of its great food and entertainment in a family-friendly atmosphere. Local residents and visitors alike have made the Waikiki SPAM Jam® an annual tradition. Come visit us at the Hawaii Foodbank booths and bring your donation of SPAM® products and other nonperishable foods!
MACY'S COMMUNITY SHOPPING DAY
Saturday, May 14