Hawaii Foodbank goes into overdrive to help flood victims

LIHUE, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Hawaii Foodbank has a Kauai branch in Lihue and is kicking into overdrive to help the people of Garden Isle devastated by the flood.

The foodbank has already delivered four pallets of food and bottled water to Hanalei and Anahola and it's working to make another delivery -- hoping to speed the process.

In Aina Haina, Oahu, the Hawaii Foodbank is also helping the Angel Network Charities run by Calvary by the Sea Lutheran Church which also hard hit. It's the Hawaii Foodbank's largest food distributing agency in East Honolulu.

The Hawaii Foodbank says 1 in 5 people use foodbanks so this Saturday the Hawaii Food Bank will have its annual Food Drive Day at several locations. The community has already been pitching in leading up to the event. Proteins and canned meals like beef stew are in high demand.

"Hunger isn't something that people should be concerned about on a daily basis. If we take care of that. That's better things for the community," said Malcom Inamine, Interim President and CEO.

For more information on how you can help, go to HawaiiFoodBank.org.

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