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LIHU‘E — Thanksgiving marks the start of the holidays and the increased demand for food to help feed Kaua‘i’s hungry people.
But that demand has been alleviated somewhat due to the generosity of the people who poured in contributions to agencies spearheading the programs.
Brad Snyder and representatives of the Kaua‘i Marriott ‘ohana arrived with more than 9,000 pounds of food Tuesday morning at the door of the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank. The total represents food collection from all the Kaua‘i Marriott properties, said Kelvin Moniz, the KIFB food operations director.
“There’s about 2,000 pounds from the Kaua‘i Lagoons, another 2,000 pounds from the Marriott’s Waiohai Beach Club, and the Kaua‘i Marriott Resort and Beach Club in Kalapaki,” he said. “This is another great food drive from the Kaua‘i Marriott ‘Ohana Holiday Food Drive. The total pounds brought in came in at 9,515 pounds of food.”
Moniz said with the Marriott contribution, the KIFB Holiday Food and Fund Drive is almost 19,000 pounds of food and more than $16,000 toward its 40,000 pounds of food and $40,000 goal.
He is hopeful that with a month remaining in the Holiday drive, KIFB will reach its goal with the help of the community.
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