Students soar in food drive

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kelvin Moniz, left, Rizalde Tolentino, right, Cora Balocan and Rudy Pagulayan of the Kauai Independent Food Bank accept 1,368 pounds of food from the Elsie Wilcox Elementary School student council Friday afternoon at the school.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kelvin Moniz, partially hidden at left, and Elsie Wilcox Elementary School Vice Principal Deena Fontana, standing center, coordinate the collection of food Friday afternoon at the school.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Rizalde Tolentino, left, and Rudy Pagulayan, right, of the Kauai Independent Food Bank, accept 468 pounds of food collected during the first food drive conducted by Holo Holo Charters, represented by Breeze Kaleimamahu, Chrystie Vasquez, Pililani Alaibilla, Hi‘ilei Alaibilla, Mel Willis, Megan Coscarella, Andra Rayne and Shannon Daliva, not in that order, Wednesday in Port Allen.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Koloa School second- and fourth-grade students get a glimpse of the 239 pounds of food collected for the Kauai Independent Food Bank Monday on campus, while a pleased Kelvin Moniz, left, KIFB executive director, beams.

LIHUE — Elsie Wilcox Elementary School was buzzing with excitement Friday as students collected cartloads of food from classrooms and sorted the collection for loading onto Kauai Independent Food Bank trucks.

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