Donations beef up food distributions

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Hawai‘i Foodbank Kaua‘i Branch’s Chyenne Beach and Tish Ruiz pack food bags Thursday during the Koloa Landing employees food distribution.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Koloa Landing Resort General Manager Andy Evers loads bread into one of the resort employees’ cars Thursday during the Koloa Landing employees food distribution.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Andy Evers, the Koloa Landing Resort general manager, center, works to unload cases of ‘Aina Ho‘okupu‘u produce Thursday as Tish Ruiz of the Hawai‘i Foodbank Kaua‘i Branch gets a closer look at the produce during the Koloa Landing employees’ food distribution.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Volunteers with age- and gender-appropriate presents wait for cars to move through the Kekaha Landfill’s Christmas Drive-Thru Wednesday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Santa surveys the course fronting the decorated office of the Kekaha Landfill Wednesday during the Kekaha Landfill’s Christmas Drive-Thru.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Rain doesn’t dampen Santa’s “Ho! Ho! Ho!” as he is illuminated by a car at the Kekaha Landfill Christmas Drive-Thru Wednesday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Volunteers scramble to protect wrapped gifts from the rain Wednesday during the Kekaha Landfill’s Christmas Drive-Thru.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    A volunteer with the Kekaha School PTSA passes a bag of produce to a car at the Kekaha Landfill’s Christmas Drive-Thru Wednesday night.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Volunteers, including County Councilmember Billy DeCosta, left, take time to greet a family at the Kekaha Landfill’s Christmas Drive-Thru Wednesday.

KEKAHA — There was five minutes remaining until gates closed on the Kekaha Landfill’s Christmas Drive-Thru Wednesday, but the line of cars waiting to enter the landfill stretched beyond eyesight toward Polihale.

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