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Zucker again hiking to fight hunger

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Will Zucker is hiking for hunger. Zucker, sales manager at Mahalo Broadcasting (LAVA 105.3fm/KKOA 107.7 fm/KHNU 620 AM), will walk the 126 miles from Hilo up the Hamakua Coast, through Waimea and Waikoloa to Kona, to raise awareness of the need for donations to Food Basket, Hawaii Island’s food bank.

Zucker said his goal is 75,000 pounds of food, or the equivalent, donated at KTA stores around the island during his hike.

The Food Basket is an islandwide, supplemental food network that collects and distributes nutritious, high quality food to low income households, the working poor, the disabled, the ill, senior citizens, children’s programs and other charitable organizations.

Food Basket Executive Director Nani Lee said more than 1 out of 5 people living on Hawaii Island need food from Food Basket to sustain themselves.

Zucker’s quest runs Nov. 5-12.

* 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 – Zucker will spending the day at KTA in downtown Hilo, collecting food and donations.

* 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 6 – Zucker will be at KTA Puanako.

* Nov. 7-8 – Zucker will be walking up the Hamakua Coast, camping out overnight.

* 3-7 p.m. Nov. 9 – Zucker will be at KTA Waimea.

* 3-7 p.m. Nov. 10 – Zucker will be at Waikoloa KTA for a food and donation collection.

* 3-7 p.m. Nov. 11 – Zucker will be at the Kailua-Kona KTA.

* 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 12 – Zucker will be at Keauhou KTA.

This is Zucker’s third annual Hike for Hunger. Hawaii Island Food Basket said the holidays are the most desperate time of the year, with the demand for food being highest.

Food Basket seeks donations of nonperishable food, especially canned meats, fish and other forms of protein. It also welcome cash donations, as each dollar donated can purchase nine pounds of food.

Those wishing to “Walk with Will” may call him at 990-0990.

— Find out more:
Food Basket: www.foodbaskethi.org

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