Lo­cal Banks Ac­cept Food Do­na­tions Till May 31

MidWeek Islander (West Oahu) - - News -

Now through May 31, res­i­dents can help the Hawaii Bankers As­so­ci­a­tion fight hunger by bring­ing canned foods or mon­e­tary do­na­tions to your lo­cal bank.

Ap­prox­i­mately 285 bank branches are par­tic­i­pat­ing in this an­nual ef­fort, in­clud­ing mem­bers of the Hawaii Bankers As­so­ci­a­tion coali­tion: Amer­i­can Sav­ings Bank, Bank of Hawaii, Bank of the Ori­ent, Cen­tral Pa­cific Bank, Fi­nance Fac­tors, First Hawai­ian Bank, Hawaii Na­tional Bank, HomeStreet Bank, Pa­cific Rim Bank and Ter­ri­to­rial Sav­ings Bank.

Last year, HBA mem­ber banks col­lected a to­tal of 33,000 pounds of food and $ 35,500 in sup­port of Hawaii Food­bank.

“We ap­pre­ci­ate the mem­ber banks mak­ing their branches avail­able to serve as col­lec­tion points for canned food and mon­e­tary do­na­tions,” stated Richard Grimm, pres­i­dent of the food bank.“It’s sad but true that even though we just com­pleted a very suc­cess­ful food bank drive, the shelves in our ware­house will be bare within a mat­ter of weeks.”

Most needed are mon­e­tary con­tri­bu­tions (a $10 do­na­tion pro­vides 25 meals for hun­gry res­i­dents) and canned meats, fish, meals, soups and veg­eta­bles.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 836-3600.

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