LIHUE — Brad Nagano said most people give the money to the little kids who, in turn, shyly approach people with the fishnets.
Nagano, a Kauai Independent Food Bank board member, was among the volunteers who participated in a one-day food collection drive at Kukui Grove Center and at Sueoka’s in Koloa.
“This is how the little guys learn how to donate to the community,” Nagano said. “Remember how your parents would give you money to give to charity?”
The day-long collection involved the East Kauai Lions Club, the Kauai Lions Club, the Kapaa High School cheer squad, the Kauai Community College Hospitality Class, the Kauai High School Leo Club, Hawaiian Sustainability, and the KIFB board of directors.
Kelvin Moniz, executive director of KIFB, said the collection was more than $3,000 and more than 100 pounds of food, to be applied to the KIFB Spring Healthy Food and Fund drive, which runs through April 30 and has a goal of $40,000 and 40,000 pounds of food.
Donations can be dropped off at any of the Kauai fire stations as well as at the KIFB facility in Nawiliwili.