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Local companies take stand against hunger with donations to Hawaii Foodbank

Zach Creech Zach Creech

HONOLULU (KHNL) - A competition among employees of HMSA is bringing in a huge donation for the Hawaii Foodbank.

For the past four weeks, HMSA employees have been competing to see which team could collect the the most canned goods.

This is the fifth year the employees have donated to the food bank.

"Last year we had about $15,000 and 7,500 pounds of food and this year we are hoping to beat that we are real close," said program specialist Zach Creech.

All of the donated items will go to feed hungry families during the holidays.

Another company also took a stand against hunger in our islands. AIG Hawaii also made a donation to the Hawaii Foodbank.

Boxes of canned goods and bags of rice were piled high at the company's headquarters.

All donations were collected state-wide through a three-week employee and public food drive.

Employees agreed that the event was a success, especially during hard times this time of year.

"It feels really great at a time like this it's been stressful for our companies and stressful for everyone in the state and for us to come together and put our personal problems aside and give back to others is a very gratifying experience," said AIG Hawaii CEO Robin Campaniano.

AIG Hawaii collected over 14,000 pounds, which is enough to feed 11,000 people.

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