Contributions big and small help food bank

Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

Kelvin Moniz, executive director of the Kauai Independent Food Bank, right, talks about the family program that will launch with the initial contribution of more than $12,400 from the Kauai Board of Realtors, Thursday at the KIFB facility in Nawiliwili. From left are Rizalde Tolentino, Rowena Cobb, Karen Ono, Cyndi Ayonon, Donna King, Julian Coiner, Jennifer Sapp, Brad Nagano, Jetson White, Georgette Galicinao-Cayaban, Ammon Kakazu, and Moniz.

Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

Carol Valentine of the Lihue Hongwanji Mission, center, and the Kauai representative to the Honpa Hongwanji Mission Social Concerns Group, present a $500 award to the Kauai Independent Food Bank, represented by Leona Perez, programs manager, left, Jennifer Sapp, development officer, second from left, Georgette Galicinao-Cayaban, board member, third from left, Kelvin Moniz, executive director, third from right, and KIFB board members Cyndi Ayonon, second from right, and Rowena Cobb, right.

NAWILIWILI — The Kauai Independent Food Bank, with the presence of its new Development Officer Jennifer Sapp, were recipients of a pair of awards Thursday morning at its Nawiliwili facility.