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Canned Goods Making a Difference

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Polly Kauahi Polly Kauahi

By Marvin Buenconsejo

AIEA (KHNL) - The goal is to collect some 22 tons of canned goods.

In Wednesday's "Random Act of Kindness", we meet one of the driving forces behind this year's event.

They stand tall, as works of art -- testaments of planning and design.

But these cans didn't collect themselves.

And they didn't get here on their own.

''We get the food here in palettes and we sort it through for the teams and we count the cans. So, that's what I do," said Joy Davidson.

We're talking more than 10,000 cans of food.

Island architect, Joy Davidson, has stepped away from the drafting board long enough to help pull this together.

And not a moment too soon.

Last year, marked the event's debut, which at times turned chaotic.

''Having Joy with us this year made things a lot less hectic, a lot less crazy, very well organized, and it seemed easy compared to last year," said Polly Kauahi of Hawaii Food Bank.

The folks at the Hawaii Food Bank will tell you, "one can of food can make a difference".

But so, can a single volunteer.

"It's a joy for me, knowing we're going to be donating 45,000 pounds of food to the food bank, this year," said  Davidson. "We're going to be feeding thousands of families. Good, nutritious meals are going to go on tables. Not just during the holidays. But, all year long. It's a really great feeling."

The food bank food drive ends this Sunday.

Cans of food always welcome.

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