Leadership Development Through Community Service

Promising Project Postponed

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).

Chapter To Ask for Donations at Upcoming Leagues and Meetings
The promising Around the World in 10 Plates fundraiser for the Hawaii Foodbank has been postponed until further notice.  The project from the minds of RPJ members Dawn Martin and Dan Bayly proposed to raise funds for the Foodbank by bringing people together for a night of international cuisine. Project co-chair Dawn Martin fully intends to carry out the project in the future. RPJ will begin canned food drives at each of its volleyball leagues and upcoming events and meetings to help raise awareness to the problem of hunger in our state. 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.