Mahalo Pearl City for supporting the 27th Annual Hawaii Foodbank Food Drive!

Apr 18, 2016 | PC Community

The generosity of the Pearl City community once again shined through for those in need on Saturday with their much needed support of food and cash donations for the 27th Hawaii Foodbank Annual Food Drive. The Pearl City community hosted two donation collection sites at the Pearl City Shopping Center and Pearl Kai Center.

Volunteers from the Hawaii Foodbank and the community manned nine cash and food collection sites across Oahu. Drive thru collection service zones made it easy for the public to drop off their donations. The food drive ran from 8:00am to 3:00pm.

I caught up with Connie Bennett, Director of Finance, Hawaii Foodbank, on Saturday, hard at work at the Pearl City Shopping Center.

"I'm so excited to be here," said Bennett. "We've got a great turnout, and we've got a great turnout of volunteers, and we love Pearl City! Our goals overall for the whole food drive is to get a million meals. My goal here is five-thousand dollars and 5000 pounds."

The final numbers for the Pearl City Shopping Center collection site have yet to be posted, but a big mahalo goes out to those who made their donations in support of filling up the Hawaii Foodbank shelves. Your support will directly benefit Hawaii's hungry.

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Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Connie Bennett, Director of Finance, Hawaii Foodbank is pictured with

a group of Korean War Veterans who volunteer each year at the annual

Hawaii Foodbank Food Drive, Pearl City Shopping Center collection site.