Donation drive at Maui Sunday Market to benefit Lahaina fire victims

Maui Food Technology Center has announced a community donation drive to benefit the victims of the recent Lahaina fires during two of its “Maui Sunday Market” events, today and Sept. 9. The events will be held at Kahului Shopping Center from 4 to 8 p.m.

As of today, donations being requested include:

• Gift cards for building materials and home supplies (Home Depot, Lowe’s, Costco, Walmart, Target).

• 20-by-20-foot camping tents (for families to live in).

• Generators.

• Baby formula — Similac (yellow cans), Enfamil.

• Baby diapers — Pampers (sizes 3, 4 and 5) and wipes.

• Men’s and/or women’s deodorant.

• Cleaning supplies.

• N95 dust masks.

For a current list of items needed, visit the Facebook page for Lahaina Strong-Waiola Resource Hub.

“We want to extend our aloha to our neighbors in West Maui who are currently recovering from the devastating fires that consumed a number of homes,” said Maui Sunday Market event coordinator Kaui Kahaiali’i. “These families have lost so much and our hope is that by encouraging the community to band together and support one another, we can make a difference.”

In addition to this community donation drive, the Maui Sunday Market also offers 10 food trucks, more than 20 product vendors and local entertainment. Among today’s featured entertainers will be Dion’e, a 2016 Na Hoku Hanohano Award nominee for R&B and Island Reggae & Contemporary female vocalist. Public admission and parking are free.

For more information, visit and/or its Facebook page.

The Maui Sunday Market is sponsored by the Maui County Mayor’s Office of Economic Development.