Dine out to help fight hunger

NAWILIWILI — Diners to 13 selected restaurants will help the Kauai Independent Food bank, Thursday.

Leona Perez, the KIFB programs manager, said during the Dine Out for Hunger campaign, diners will have 10 percent of their food bill earmarked for the Kauai Independent Food Bank.

KIFB is looking for raise $8,000 through this one-day campaign for some of its pressing needs, including the Backpack program where nutritious, healthy food is send home with students to help carry them over during the weekend when school is not in session.

“This is one of the pressing areas,” Perez said. “We’re in the process of starting the program at the schools, and we have a new school who wants the program for its students. One of the most needed items we need is shelf stable milk, or non-refrigerated milk. But we always can use anything that is nutritious.

Participating restaurants in the Dine Out for Hunger program include Brennecke’s in Poipu, Bubba’s Burgers at both its locations, Gina’s at Yumi’s Restaurant in Waimea, Harvest Market Natural Foods & Cafe in Hanalei, the Hukilau Lanai, the Kalaheo Cafe & Coffee Co., Keoki’s Paradise in Poipu, Plantation Gardens Restaurant & Bar, Postcards Cafe in Hanalei, Rob’s Good Times Grill in Lihue, and The Shrimp Station in Waimea, and Kapaa.

Information: 246-3809.

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