Safeway donates over 22,000 meals

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Hawai‘i Foodbank Kaua‘i Operations Supervisor Malia Banquel, left, is joined by driver Garren Leanio-Balagat, center, and Receiving/Inventory Specialist Justin Bulosan in receiving 14 pallets of food from the Safeway Nourishing Neighbors Fall Campaign on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, at the Hawai‘i Foodbank Kaua‘i warehouse in the Puhi Industrial Park.

PUHI — Malia Banquel, the Hawai‘i Foodbank Kaua‘i operations supervisor, said 14 pallets of food is a lot, on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, as she was joined by driver Garren Leanio-Balagat and Receiving/Inventory Specialist Justin Bulosan, who kept the pallets flowing from an extended shipping container parked outside the nonprofit’s offices and warehouse.