Food donations, distributions, government help offered

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kleve Zarbaugh of the Kaua‘i Fire Department Ocean Safety Bureau watches through the bars as a keiki takes a shot to dunk the lifeguard on Saturday during the Nourishing Neighbors food drive headed up by Safeway, the Hawai‘i Foodbank Kaua‘i, Kaua‘i Lifeguard Association and Fun and Kwazy Rides, at the Safeway store in the Hokulei Village Shopping Center in Puhi.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    A Safeway employee at the Hokulei Village Shopping Center store in Puhi lets a ball go to try and dunk a store manager on Saturday during the Nourishing Neighbors food drive done in partnership with the Hawai‘i Foodbank Kaua‘i and the Kaua‘i Lifeguard Association.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Lane Yokotake and Flora Visitacion are happy to get food on Saturday while waiting their turn at the Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association Kaua‘i Chapter and Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank drive-thru food distribution at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Ariyana Siale is joined by Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association Kaua‘i Chapter leaders including Beres Wall of Marriott’s Waiohai Beach Club, Sharolyn Kawakami of the Ko‘a Kea Resort, Kaua‘i HLTA Director Samira Siale, and incoming HLTA-Kaua‘i Chapter President Marc Walz of the Westin Princeville Ocean Resort in helping with the HLTA Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank food distribution that gave out 300 bags of food on Saturday in a drive-thru format at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Audryn Ihara hands food to her mother Traci Ihara of Alaska Airlines on Saturday during the Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association Kaua‘i Chapter and Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank food distribution, on Saturday at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihu‘e. The drive-thru distribution included the help of many volunteers, including the Kaua‘i Football Officials, the county’s Employee Council, Kaua‘i Lifeguard Association and others.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Dory Farias of Hale Ho‘omalu, left, Anna Spivack of the Family Center Program, second from left, and Stephanie Funtanilla of Nana’s House, fourth from left, accept Matson employees’ food collection and a $1,000 check from the Matson Giving program on Thursday at Matson’s facilities at Nawiliwili Harbor. Third from left is Patrick Ono, Matson’s district manager.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    The crew from Matson Navigation’s Nawiliwili port crew load food into vehicles from Child & Family Service centers Hale Ho‘omalu and Nana‘s House on Thursday at Nawiliwili Harbor.

LIHU‘E — Gov. David Ige on Thursday signed a fifth emergency proclamation extending the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program emergency allotment benefits, a program backed by federal COVID funding, through Jan. 16, 2023, the Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency reported.

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