‘Help End Hunger’ today at Safeway

The Hawai‘i Foodbank, Kaua‘i unit will join other Hawai‘i Foodbank units around the state in a “Help Us End Hunger” food drive at the Safeway Store in the Waipouli Village Shopping Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

Representatives from the island food banks and other local supporting organizations will be on-site at Safeway stores across the state for a special one-day donation and collection, states a release from Communications Pacific.

Additionally, representatives will share information about their organizations and the “Help Us End Hunger” food drive.

Residents across the state helped the Hawai‘i Foodbank distribute close to 9 million meals to help feed 183,500 people statewide in 2010.

The contributions made Saturday at the Safeway stores across the state will help feed more than 14 percent of the state’s population.

This amounts to one in every seven people, according to the Hawai‘i Foodbank.

Donations will benefit local food banks on each island: Hawai‘i Foodbank on O‘ahu, Hawai‘i Foodbank Kaua‘i, Maui Food Bank and The Food Basket on the Big Island.

• Dennis Fujimoto, photographer and staff writer, can be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 253) or dfujimoto@ thegardenisland.com.

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