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Rotarians Collect Donations for Maui Food Bank

May 19, 2011
Maui Weekly
Rotary club members across the Valley Isle recently joined over 70,000 Rotarians on three continents in service to their home communities.

The nine clubs on Maui collected 6,532 pounds of food and $6,552 in funds for the Maui Food Bank on Saturday and Sunday, April 30 and May 1, at various businesses across the island.

The goal of the Food Bank is to provide hunger relief for anyone who might be in need.

“Currently we are serving 10,000 people a month; this is almost double the amount of people served last year at this time,” said Marlene Rice, director of development for the Maui Food Bank. “More than ever before, working poor families, seniors on fixed incomes and single parents are relying on the Maui Food Bank just to survive month to month. Because of folks like the Rotary Clubs who share our vision, we are able to make sure that no one in our island ‘ohana goes to bed hungry.”

For more information about Maui’s Rotary clubs, contact Assistant District Governor Mark Harbison at 283-3785.
 
 

 

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