The Pearl City community showed their support for those in need during Saturday's 22nd Annual Food Drive for the Hawaii Foodbank. The Pearl City Shopping Center served as one of eight collection sites on Oahu for canned goods and cash donations.
Volunteers representing Pearl City non profit organizations, community groups, schools and businesses participated in helping out at the annual food drive from 8:00am to 3:00pm.
Volunteer duties included:
Sign waving, Fish netting for dollars, Food Collection, Food Sorting, Refreshments & Information and Clean Up.
Volunteers lined Kamehameha Highway fronting the Pearl City Shopping Center accepting donations from passing motorists. Volunteers also manned driveway entry points to the Pearl City Shopping along Waimano Home Road.
The generosity of Pearl City residents and businesses on Saturday helped meet the Hawaii Foodbank's goal of collecting one million meals worth of food and funding for 2011.
Mahalo to over 2,000 volunteers that helped out at the eight collection sites on Oahu and one site on Kauai.
183,500 people in Hawaii, which includes 55,000 children, are in need of food donations from the Hawaii Foodbank network each year.
To learn more about the Hawaii Foodbank's mission and how you can be involved in upcoming food drive events, log on to:
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