Rotary Clubs break collection records for Maui Food Bank
For the 12th consecutive year, the nine Valley Isle Rotary Clubs collected a record-breaking amount of food for the Maui Food Bank at a “Rotary Gives Thanks” food drive the weekend prior to Thanksgiving. Rotarians manned collection tables at six places of business. Over 6,500 pounds of food was collected and over $6,800 in funds was generated from Maui community members.
“For all the Rotary Club members, I want to thank you for your commitment over the weekend to support the needs of the Maui Food Bank and, more importantly, the community on Maui,” said Marlene Rice, director of development for the Maui Food Bank. “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. 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.”