No Secret Santa for Leadership Kauai class

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Patrick Ono, board member for the Hawaii Foodbank Kauai Branch, right, accepts a load of food contributed by the Leadership Kauai class Thursday afternoon. From left are class members Shelley Paik, Stacy Waikoloa, Carrice Gardner, Pia Gregorio, Leadership Kauai Executive Director Char Ravelo and class member Nannie Apalla.

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Leadership Kauai class students Shelley Paik, left, unpacks a carton of food while Carrice Gardner stacks the unpacked goods for processing Thursday afternoon under the watchful eye of Nannie Apalla at the Hawaii Foodbank Kauai Branch in Puhi. Behind from left are Stacy Waikoloa, Char Ravelo and Hawaii Foodbank board member Patrick Ono.

PUHI — “We decided that we don’t want to do Secret Santa, or gifts for each other,” said Stacy Waikoloa, a member of the Leadership Kauai class. “Instead, we pooled the money we would have spent on gifts for each other and bought food to donate to a food bank.”