Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank offering free turkeys for Thanksgiving

NAWILIWILI — Has your family been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic?

If so, your family may be eligible for a turkey and accompanying food that will be distributed by the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Vidinha Stadium.

Households that have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic must register at forms.gle/T4SqeW1NnzR2wrCV6, or on the KIFB Facebook and Instagram social-media pages. Registration will only take place online, and must be completed by 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9.

“Through the generosity of individual donors, faith communities, local businesses, the Stupski Foundation, and the state of Hawai‘i Office of Community Services through the Hawai‘i Community Foundation, KIFB is able to provide turkeys and accompanying food for families who have been impacted by the pandemic,” said Kelvin Moniz, KIFB executive director.

Once registered, the family will be sent a confirmation email within 48 hours. This confirmation must accompany the family during the distribution.

Each vehicle will be allowed to pick up food for up to two households, and the person registering must be present during the pickup. A valid, government-issued form of identification and a copy of the registration confirmation email are required. Face masks must be worn, and social distancing will be observed during the drive-thru pickup.


Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.


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