HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Hawaii Foodbank is joining the battle against hunger and will be hosting its 29th Annual Food Drive Day on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Thousands of volunteers will be collecting canned goods and monetary donations across the state to help feed hungry residents.
"One in five Hawaii residents suffer from hunger all year-round, and we hope the proceeds generated from our Annual Food Drive Day will help us ensure that no family goes unfed," said Laura Kay Rand, Vice President and Chief Impact Officer of Hawaii Foodbank. "Although hunger is an ongoing issue in our islands, it is not an impossible issue to solve. Our goal for this year's Food Drive Day is to collect one-million meals' worth of food and funds to provide food assistance to those most in need."
Volunteers will accept financial contributions and food items, such as canned proteins, canned meals, canned vegetables and canned fruits, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the following locations:
McCully Shopping Center
Pearl City Shopping Center
Walmart – Kapolei
Walmart – Pearl City
Walmart – Mililani
Waiokeola Congregational Church – Kahala
Windward City Shopping Center
For volunteer opportunities and additional information, please call (808) 954-7879 or visit www.hawaiifoodbank.org.