Maui Food Bank NewsFebruary, 2016
Maui Residents Reach Out with “Hope for the Holidays”
For most of us, the holidays are a favorite time of the year. Unfortunately, for others this festive season is no different than any other occasion –– especially for over 4,000 children in Maui County who don’t know where their next meal is coming from.
Knowing that thousands of children in our island community would not sit down at a family table to enjoy a holiday meal, we sent out an urgent appeal to all of our friends in Maui County, asking for help to bring these children “Hope for the Holidays.” You immediately responded. Rotary Clubs, businesses, schools, places of worship, community clubs, county offices and individuals rose to the occasion, holding a record high of over 250 food drives which provided 78,000 pounds of food for distribution to those in need.
While food and financial donations can be quantified, the impact they have on the lives of hungry people is immeasurable. The generosity of our food and financial donors helps the Maui Food Bank provide wholesome food and bring comfort, relief and hope to people in need. Thank you for bringing Hope for the Holidays to hungry people throughout Maui County.