Mahalo to residents, businesses, community organizations and visitors to the Pearl City community who generously supported Saturday’s annual Hawaii Foodbank food and fund drive collection site at the Pearl City Shopping Center.
The Hawaii Foodbank held fund and food drives in five locations across Oahu on Saturday with over 600 volunteers donating their time and efforts in support of the Maui community affected by the recent devasting fires, and people facing food insecurity across the state.
Our Pearl City community was truly honored to welcome Lieutenant Governor Sylvia Luke and Hawaii Foodbank President & CEO Amy Miller Marvin and here core of staff and volunteers at the food drive hosted by the Pearl City Shopping Center. It was also a great opportunity to welcome back the annual food drive to the Pearl City Shopping Center and community following the Covid 19 pandemic.
Amy Miller Marvin, President & CEO, Hawaii Foodbank
“We are so happy to be back at the Pearl City Shopping Center. Back to raise funds and food for our Maui community. It’s been so amazing to see the generosity of our Pearl City ohana and stepping up to support Maui in their time of need.“
Sylvia Luke. Lieutenant Governor, State of Hawaii
“It’s wonderful being here in Pearl City today. The Hawaii Foodbank had about five sites today. Today, all the money raised and goods raised will help the people of Maui, but food insecurity is a statewide issue. One in six people suffer from hunger.“
I would like to say mahalo to all the volunteers who donated their time, food, and fund donations in support of Saturday’s food drive. I am so blessed for the opportunity to volunteer while representing the Mana Loa Nimitz Lions Club and the Pearl City Shopping Center.
Mahalo to all my fellow Mana Loa Nimitz Lions Club community volunteers for their never ending support of the Pearl City community. Also, mahalo to the Pearl City Shopping Center management and security team for their annual support of the Hawaii Foodbank’s annual efforts to provide food and nourishment to those in need.
God Bless the Maui community…
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