PUHI — The Hawaii Foodbank is asking for emergency food and monetary donations.
“Hawaii Foodbank has been responding aggressively to the daily needs of hungry island residents while also providing emergency assistance for Kauai and Big Island residents,” said Ron Mizutani, Hawaii Foodbank president and CEO.
Michelle Panoke, Hawaii Foodbank Kauai Branch office manager, said the foodbank started responding to the flooding disaster a few days following the event. “We had an outpouring of disaster relief supplies,” Panoke said. “Everything that came through our warehouses went out. We took care of people’s needs. Under normal circumstances, if the giving stopped cold today, we have between eight to 10 days’ worth of food to take care of the island’s needs.”
Panoke said the giving continues.