Leadership Development Through Community Service

New Project Aims to Help Hawaii Foodbank

The Hawaii Foodbank is the only nonprofit 501(c)3 agency in the state of Hawaii that collects, warehouses and distributes mass quantities of both perishable and non-perishable food to 250 member agencies as well as food banks on the Big Island, Maui and Kauai. Logo and stats from Hawaii Foodbank website (hawaiifoodbank.org).

Nearly One in Seven People in Hawaii Struggles with Hunger
According to Hunger in Hawaii 2010, the Hawaii Foodbank now feeds 183,500 people statewide or over 14 percent of Hawaii’s population. That’s nearly one out of seven people in Hawaii that has to struggle with hunger. A new project from the minds of RPJ members Dawn Martin and Dan Bayly intends to raise funds and awareness for this worthy organization. The project Around the World in 10 Plates is an event scheduled for September 22, 2012 from 2-5 p.m. at Magic Island. It will be an all-you-can-eat function filled with great food and entertainment from dancing, music and comedy. Admission will be a $20.00 donation as well as the collection of any non-perishable food item that you would like to contribute. It will be a guaranteed fun and entertaining time to support the food need in Hawaii, so let’s put our hands and support together to help stop hunger in Hawaii.