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Donations wanted as April declared 'Hawaii Foodbank Month'

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By Kristy Tamashiro
HNN Spring Intern

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - April is now Hawaii Foodbank Month in the City and County of Honolulu as the Hawaii Foodbank prepares to kick-off their 28th Annual Food Drive. 

On Wednesday, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell proclaimed April as Hawaii Foodbank Month alongside the President and CEO of the Hawaii Foodbank, Gerald Shintaku, at a ceremony at Honolulu Hale.

The proclamation encourages donations to supply the Hawaii Foodbank with the appropriate amount of food to feed about 300,000 people in need.

Following the ceremony Mayor Caldwell, members of his cabinet, city staff, and representatives from the Hawaii Foodbank filled a city fire truck with nonperishable donations.

Some 287,000 people depend on services of the Hawaii Foodbank statewide. In 2016, 13.7 million pounds of food, perishable, nonperishable and fresh food were received between both facilities.

Ways to give to the Hawaii Foodbank include making monetary donations, giving monetary gifts in honor, making a matching gift, organize a food drive or fundraiser and donating nonperishable foods.

Some of the most wanted food items include:

  • Canned proteins
  • Meat, tuna, chicken
  • Canned meals
  • Stew, spaghetti, chilli
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruits
  • Rice

Click here for more details on the annual food drive.

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