Dine out, fight hunger

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Rebecca Carnate of Rebecca’s Kitchen looks over some of the Kauai Independent Food Bank stock and discusses possible ways of preparing them with Kelvin Moniz, KIFB executive director, Tuesday at the KIFB warehouse.

NAWILIWILI — Rebecca Carnate of Rebecca’s Kitchen in Kaumakani is still taking pre-orders from families for Thursday’s 12th annual “Dine Out for Hunger.”

“There is a lot of support for the Dine Out for Hunger,” Carnate said. “I have family, classmates, and clubs, and no one has said ‘no.’ This is a great way to help the community, and I’m glad Kelvin Moniz talked about it with me.”

Rebecca’s Kitchen is one of the 19 participating restaurants on Kauai where 10% of a diner’s food bill will be used to help feed the hungry through the Kauai Independent Food Bank.

“We’ll be busy prepping Wednesday,” Carnate said. “My sister will be doing the lumpia that she’s known for, and for soup, we have Mungo Bean Soup.”

Pick up is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Other Westside restaurants participating include Gina’s at Yumi’s in the historic Waimea Theater, MCS Grill in Hanapepe, and The Shrimp Station in Waimea.

Leona Perez, KIFB programs manager, said this year’s Dine Out for Hunger features several new restaurants, including four from The Shops at Kukuiula.

The participating eateries include Bubba’s Burgers, Merriman’s Fish House, Savage Shrimp, and The Dolphin Poipu.

Other participating restaurants on the south side include the Brennecke’s Beach Broiler, Da Crack Mexican Grinds, and Keoki’s Paradise.

Stacie Chiba-Miguel, manager at The Shops at Kukuiula, was pleased with the participation of the restaurants.

“To have four of our restaurants enthusiastic about being able to help and support our efforts is such a great feeling,” she said.

Participating restaurants on the East Side include Bubba’s Burgers in Kapaa, the Hukilau Lanai, and The Shrimp Station in Kapaa.

Participating restaurants in the Central area include the Aloha Aina Juice Cafe, and Verde in the Hokulei Village, Rob’s Good Times Grill in the Rice Shopping Center, WB’s Restaurant and Grill, and Duke’s at Kalapaki Beach.

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