Over 48K meals donated by Nan Inc. to statewide food banks ahead of tropical storm

Published: Jul. 26, 2016 at 11:55 PM HST
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By Nikki Hutcheson
HNN Summer Intern

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - On Friday, Nan Inc. held their 8th annual employee food drive where they matched one dollar for every food item that was donated.

Approximately 3,044 pounds of food and a total of $18,400 was dropped off to the Hawaii Food Bank, the Big Island Food Basket, and the Maui Food Bank.

With a storm approaching the island, the timing of this huge donation seemed to exceed everyone's expectations.

"When there's a storm approaching or we could have a hurricane hit, of course the elevation of that demand goes higher. Everything that Nan Inc. has brought us today will help us get food out in a quicker manner and be able to service those that really need it here on the islands." said Kim Bartenstein, Food Drive Manager of the Hawaii Food Bank.

In previous years, the drive has been a rewarding event which has collected over 13,000 pounds of food and a whopping $80,000 to the charities.

Members are eager to continue the yearly event and exceed the $100,000 mark for overall contributions.

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