Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank holiday food drive kicks off in November : Kauai Now


October 15, 2022, 12:00 noon Standard Daylight Time

From the Kauai Independent Food Bank website.

The Kaua’i Food Bank wants to make the holidays brighter - and table-filling - for people in need.

The Kaua’i Independent Food Bank’s holiday food drive will run from November 1 to December. 31- Cash donations and donations of perishable and non-perishable food can be delivered at any county fire station and at the depot of the Neuilwele Food Bank.

The food bank hopes to raise $50,000 and 50,000 pounds of food to help those struggling to make ends meet, wondering where their next meal will come from.

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The most needed nutrients include:

  • Rice and grains in bags and containers heating/serving.
  • Pasta and pasta sauce.
  • Proteins and seed/nut butter.
  • Soups and stews are low in sodium.
  • Low-sodium fruits and vegetables in water or 100% juice.
  • Hot and cold cereal.
  • Shelf-stable milk supplement.

The Food Drive Kit is available on the Kaua’i Independent Food Bank website.

“You have the power to make a difference,” said a press release from the food bank. “Please join the Kaua’i Independent Food Bank to make a difference and help feed the needy on our island by making a donation today.”

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Cash and food donations are also accepted anytime from 8am-4pm, seven days a week at the Nāwiliwili Depot.

For more information, contact Kawai Gampon at 808-246-3809, extension 2.