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Hawaii Foodbank asking for public support in winning $60,000 from Walmart

The Hawaii Foodbank needs your vote to win $60,000 from Walmart! Vote every day in the Walmart Fight Hunger Spark Change campaign now through October 5, 2014. Your vote could help the Foodbank distribute food for 150,000 meals to help feed 1 in 5 people this year.

The Hawaii Foodbank is competing with 128 other food banks across the nation for the Walmart grant. The Top 50 food banks that receive the most votes will receive $60,000 each. Voting is easy:

Visit www.walmart.com/fighthunger from your computer or deviceLog on to FacebookClick on the VOTE buttonShare your vote and encourage others to vote for the Hawaii FoodbankRepeat every day through Sunday, October 5, 5:59 a.m.The Foodbank will share $15,000 from the grant with two member agencies: Lighthouse Outreach Assembly of God, Waipahu and Surfing the Nations, Wahiawa. Both agencies will receive a $7,500 credit to restock their shelves with food from the Foodbank.

Lighthouse Outreach led by Pastor Joe Hunkin, Jr. is a community food distribution center and homeless shelter serving the needy in Waipahu since October 2006. The shelter houses over 120 individuals who also receive social services for rental assistance, financial planning and medical aid.

Surfing the Nations/Feeding the Hungry led by Pastors Tom and Cindy Bauer is a mission outreach serving the needy in Wahiawa and Kalihi. Since 1998, missionaries from countries worldwide help organize weekly community food distributions for thousands needing assistance. STN regularly travels to surfing missions in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, the Philippines and the Middle East living the motto, “Surfers Giving Back.”

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