The Hawaii Foodbank received a new addition to their delivery family Thursday afternoon.
The E-113 refrigerated truck was presented by the McInerny Foundation and Matson at the Foodbank warehouse. The smaller model will allow warehouse staff to operate the truck for quickly deliver and distribute fruits, vegetables and other healthy goods to feed the needy around Oahu.
McInerny donated $100,000 to purchase the truck, while Matson donated a $9,600 shipping service to deliver the truck from the mainland.
“McInerny Foundation is a loyal Foodbank partner,” said Polly Kauahi, Foodbank COO and vice president. “ fund our daily food distribution and gave a huge helping hand when Hurricane Iniki hit in 1993.”
The foundation also previously purchased two trucks, Kauahi said.
The Hawaii Foodbank provides both perishable and non-perishable food to 200 member agencies and also manages food banks on the Big Island, Maui and Kauai. For more information, call (808) 836-3600 or visit their website at http://www.hawaiifoodbank.org/.