To help alleviate this ongoing problem, Maui’s nine hardworking Rotary clubs will hold an island-wide food drive for the Maui Food Bank—a “Rotarians at Work Weekend”—on Saturday and Sunday, April 30 and May 1.
You will find Rotary club members accepting non-perishables and cash donations at the entrance doors of Safeway in Kahului, Lahaina and Kīhei; Foodland in Pukalani, Kahului and Lahaina; Lahaina Farms; and Pukalani Longs stores as they join over 70,000 Rotarians on three continents working at the same time in service to their home communities.
Maui Food Bank Executive Director Marlene Rice says that these food drives are vital to the mission of the Maui Food Bank. The goal of the Food Bank is to provide hunger relief for anyone who might be in need. Food and funds collected will help families, seniors on a fixed income and single parents who rely on the Maui Food Bank just to make it month to month.
Sheldon Hanks of Kīhei and his toddler daughter make a contribution to the Maui Food Bank at the Pi‘ilani Safeway in Kīhei as part of the Rotary Gives Thanks Food Drive last November.
The most needed items are canned meats, tuna, soups, fruits and vegetables, meals with protein, rice, peanut butter, pasta and financial contributions.
The members of the Rotary Clubs of Kīhei-Wailea, Kīhei Sunrise, Upcountry Maui, Maui, Kahului, Lahaina Sunrise, Lahaina, Valley Isle Sunset, and Wailuku—and our island ‘ohana—thank you in advance.