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LIHU‘E — The Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank’s Holiday Food and Fund drive got a boost over the weekend with contributions from CBRE, the management company for the Kukui Grove Center, as well as Cub Scouts from Cub Pack 148 in Lihu‘e.
Jonell Kaohelauli‘i, the marketing director for Kukui Grove, said CBRE Inc. hosted a statewide effort to help end hunger during the holiday season.
“Our Kaua‘i properties, including The Shops at Kukui‘ula and the Kukui Grove Center, partnered with the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank as part of CBRE Cares project,” Kaohelauli‘i said in an email. “In honor of this community project, Kukui Grove Center is proud to make a donation of $2,500 to the KIFB.”
The presentation was done at the Kukui Grove Center Saturday, coinciding with the CBRE Cares Food Bank Day event.
Kaohelauli‘i said Kaua‘i CBRE Inc. Team manages Kukui Grove Center, Watumull Plaza and The Shops at Kukui‘ula.
“Our diverse properties allow our team’s strengths to provide property management service and client satisfaction,” she said. “The holiday food drive is just one of the many efforts where CBRE Inc. gives back to our community.”
During the food drive, each CBRE office hosted its own drive and worked with their clients and tenants to collect canned goods and monetary contributions.
Kelvin Moniz, the KIFB food resources director, was on hand Sunday when nearly 30 Cub Scouts from Cub Pack 148, sponsored by the Lihu‘e Christian Church, were joined by their leaders and parents in conducting a food drive in a Lihu‘e subdivision off Ho‘olako Street.
Meeting at the Ace Hardware parking lot, the Cubs and their adult chaperones canvassed the neighborhood, collecting a bunch of canned goods and nonperishable food which was deposited in the back of a waiting pickup.
“This is absolutely amazing,” Moniz said. “The hard work put out by the Cub Scouts will really be appreciated by those people who need food.”
The Cubs canvassed the neighborhood for nearly an hour, collecting an estimated 200 pounds of food to help the KIFB Holiday Food and Fund Drive.
Darryl Date, the Pack’s Cubmaster, said there are about 65 Cub Scouts in the pack.
The KIFB Holiday Food and Fund Drive, with a goal of $40,000 and 40,000 pounds of food, continues through Dec. 31. People are encouraged to drop off their contributions to any of the fire stations around the island, or at the KIFB Nawiliwili facility located at 3285 Wa‘apa Road.
Visit www.kauaifoodbank.org for more information.
• Dennis Fujimoto, photographer and staff writer, can be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 253) or dfujimoto@ thegardenisland.com.
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