Bayada helps with KIFB holiday food drive

LIHUE — The holidays are here and food to help people is coming in, said Kelvin Moniz, Kauai Independent Food Bank food resources manager.

Bayada Habilitation held a drive and contributed 154 pounds of nonperishable food for the KIFB Holiday Food and Fund Drive that continues through Dec. 31.

Moniz said the goal of the holiday drive is to raise 40,000 pounds of food and $40,000.

“The drive is at about half of its goal in food collection, and about 25 percent of its monetary goal,” Moniz said. “We appreciate the efforts by the Bayada folks who were enthusiastically waiting to get started on their food drive.”

An anonymous donor pledged a 2-for-1 match for each donation of $150, or more to benefit the drive, which means for every $150 contributed the donor will match $300, which means the contribution soars to $450.

Moniz said this 2-for-1 donation program has been extended through November.

People wishing to contribute to the KIFB holiday food and fund drive can drop off donations at sites marked by the KIFB banners at the Hanalei, Hanapepe, Kalaheo, Kapaa, Koloa, Lihue and Waimea fire stations.

Contributions can also be delivered to the KIFB facility, 3285 Waapa Road in Nawiliwili.

Sponsors for the KIFB holiday food and fund drive are The Garden Island newspaper, Lappert’s Ice Cream, Oceanic Time Warner, Kauai Community Federal Credit Union and all of the radio stations on the island.

Visit www.kauaifoodbank.org, or call 246-3809, ext. 102 for more information.

• Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.

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