County Employee Council gives cash for food

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From left, Hawai‘i Foodbank Kaua‘i Branch’s Chyenne Beach, Tish Ruiz and Advisory Board member Lesah Merritt, and Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank Executive Director Kelvin Moniz, listen Wednesday as Kaleo Carvalho of the County of Kaua‘i Employees Council and Mayor Derek Kawakami, backs to camera, thank the food banks for the efforts they go through to keep Kaua‘i’s people fed.

LIHU‘E — The two food banks on Kaua‘i — the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank and the Hawai‘i Foodbank Kaua‘i Branch — were recipients of cash from the county’s Employee Council, and received Mayor Derek Kawakami’s appreciation for the work they do to help keep the people of Kaua‘i from going hungry.