Hanalei Bucks program helps food bank

Courtesy of Hawai‘i Foodbank Kaua‘i Branch

Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay member Margie Bennet, center, accepts support from Sue Hamilton, left, and Heidi Godt, of Long Beach, California, during a food collection for the Hanalei Bucks program at the Kilauea farmers’ market.

HANALEI — Encouragement to buy locally to support a leading hunger-relief organization is a phenomenal way to build relisiency, said Tisha Ruiz of the Hawai‘i Foodbank Kaua‘i Branch.