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Food box distribution helps local families

The homeowners of the Kapalua residential communities held a Community Giveback on Oct. 17 and were able to raise more than $100,000 in donations and help more than 1,000 families in need.

Food boxes were distributed that contained non-perishable items, a bag of produce/stir-fry kit, rolls and five pounds of ground beef.

A special surprise “Gift for You” of $25 gift certificate to Island Grocery Depot was included in the box. Recipients were overwhelmed and appreciative of the donation and many said they were awed by the community spirit. Additionally, $20,000 was designated to help Maui Food Bank support other West Maui families.

Donations were generously provided by homeowners from the communities of The Bay, Golf and Ridge Villas; Coconut Grove, Honolua Ridge, Ironwoods, Kapalua Place, Montage Bay Residences, Pineapple Hill, Pineapple Hill Estates and Plantation Estates. Additional partners and sponsors included Hua Momona Farms, Maui Food Bank, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Troon Golf and Kapalua Resort Association.

Event Co-Chair & Plantation Estates Homeowner Carol Ann O’Mack said the group had doubled their goal which gave them the ability to add more items to the boxes as well as include the gift certificate surprise and provide more dollars to Maui Food Bank.

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