Dining helps feed hungry

People around the island can enjoy their meal, knowing that a percentage of their food bill will help feed other hungry people.

The Kauai Independent Food Bank hosts its eighth annual Dine Out for Hunger today at 16 restaurants located from Waimea through Hanalei.

Under the program, diners at any of the participating restaurants will see 10 percent of their food bill designated to feed the hungry through the programs administered by KIFB.

These include the Keiki Cafe program, the backpack program and other programs designed to provide food to children who would otherwise go hungry. It also encompasses the Kupaa Kupuna program, which allows the elderly to shop at the KIFB facility once a month.

Participating restaurants include the Shrimp Station in both the Waimea and Kapaa locations, Brennecke’s Beach Broiler in Poipu, and Bubba Burgers in the Poipu, Kapaa and Hanalei locations.

Kalaheo Cafe and Coffee Co., the Kalaheo Steak and Ribs, Keoki’s Paradise in Poipu, Merriman’s Gourmet Pizza and Burgers, and the Merriman’s Fish House in The Shops at Kukuiula are the locations of participating restaurants on Kauai’s South shore.

The Hukilau Lanai in Waipouli is joined by Rob’s Good Times Grill, Smiley’s Local Grinds in Lihue, and the Harvest Market Natural Foods and Cafe, and the Postcards Cafe on the North Shore round out the participating restaurants.

In addition to the Dine Out for Hunger, KIFB is also hosting The General Store of Hanalei at the Ching Young Village Saturday evening when Lady Ipo Kahaunaele-Ferreira presents an evening of songs and stories of Kauai at 7 p.m.

Admission is a donation to the Kauai Independent Food Bank with non-perishable food items being collected at the door for the food drive event.

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