LIHU‘E — Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank Food Resources Director Kelvin Moniz said the current KIFB Spring Healthy Food and Fund Drive has been extended until May 15 due to the response shown by the community.
Moniz was joined by KIFB director Frank Ranger and some of the KIFB board members Monday as they accepted the results of the county’s food drive which ended April 30.
“A big mahalo goes out to all the departments in the county and a special mahalo to Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. and Cyndi Ayonon for their efforts in another successful food drive,” Moniz said.
Overall, the county’s food drive which launched on April 2 and continued until April 30 raised a total of $1114.76 and 2,294 pounds of food based on the totals released by KIFB.
“We challenged all the departments to at least double their contributions from the previous year,” Ayonon said, noting the Mayor’s Office came up with nearly 1,000 pounds of food. “All of the departments came through and we’re proud of everyone’s efforts.”
Ayonon said credit should go to the people heading the drives in the different departments.
Moniz said the response from the community reflects the activity demonstrated by the county as there are several groups conducting food drives and more who are interested.
All business and community organizations still have time to do an internal food drive, he said.
For more information, visit www.kauaifoodbank.org or call Moniz at 246-3809, ext. 102.
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