Rotary clubs collect food for the Maui Food Bank

The 10 Valley Isle Rotary clubs collected 5,245 pounds of food for the Maui Food Bank at their recent “Rotary Gives Thanks” Food Drive. Rotarians manned collection tables at seven businesses the weekend before Thanksgiving. Along with the collection of food, over $6,000 in funds was generated from community members.

“More than ever before, working poor families, seniors on fixed incomes and single parents are relying on the Maui Food Bank just to make it month to month,” said Marlene Rice, director of development for the Maui Food Bank. “Because of folks like the Rotary clubs who share our vision, we are able to make sure that no one in our island ohana goes to bed hungry.”

For more information about Rotary Clubs on Maui, contact Joanne Laird at 757-0981 or