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Hawaii Island receives $1M for locally sourced foods for SNAP participants

Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) today announced that programs on Hawaii Island will receive $1 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture grant funding to support the purchasing of fruits and vegetables by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants.

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Hawaii Island Food Basket begins ‘New Year, New Wheels’ campaign

Hawai`i Island’s Food Bank is seeking the community’s support during its “New Year, New Wheels” campaign, an effort to raises needed funds to replace worn out and unrepairable vehicles.

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Food Basket’s 15th Annual Feed-A-Thon interrupted by Hurricane Madeline

Tommy Ching says the yearly drive is an opportunity to reconnect with the community island-wide. “It’s disappointing that I only got to see half of Hilo during the East Hawai`i stretch of the drive.” Non-perishable food and monetary donations have been accepted during the first seven days of the drive and will continue to be […]

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Hawaii Community College Ag students donate 1,000 pounds of produce to Food Basket

At the start of the fall semester last year, a group of students in the Hawai‘i Community College Agriculture Program set an ambitious goal: donate 1,000 pounds of vegetables to the local Food Basket in Hilo.

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Food Basket Backpack program feeds more than 1,100 keiki

Young: We have five elementary schools with free and reduced lunch registrations over 90 percent

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$5,000 donation to ‘malama’ The Food Basket

MEDIA RELEASE Creative Arts Hawaii, Aloha Grown and the Parker Ranch Store are proud to present a $5,000 donation check to the Food Basket – Hawaii Island’s Food Bank. The donation will allow The Food Basket to provide 12,500 meals to families in need on the Big Island. The three ohana companies strongly believe in […]

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Big Island Massive Reggae concert changes venue to Hilo fairgrounds

The Big Island Massive Reggae concert and voter-awareness event will be held April 20 within the fairgrounds area outside the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium. Concert promoters David and Majila Murray of SCC Productions agreed to shift venues to avoid impacting the Big Island Auto Club’s April 21-22 Points Meet drag races that serve as a fundraiser […]

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Mayor approves county funds for Food Basket

Mayor approves county funds for Food Basket

Hawaii 24/7 Staff Mayor Billy Kenoi has signed an emergency provision by the County Council that allocates $200,000 from the county Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Fund to the Hawaii Island Food Basket. The County Auditor is kicking in another $75,000. The Food Basket supplies numerous non-profit and community organizations that distribute food directly to needy […]

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Kaiser supports Big Island healthy eating initiatives

Kaiser supports Big Island healthy eating initiatives

MEDIA RELEASE Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has announced $20,000 in grant funding to the Food Basket and The Kohala Center to address healthy eating initiatives on the Big Island: * The Kohala Center – A $10,000 grant to support setup of SNAP/EBT redemption systems in six farmers markets involving 170 local vendors on the Big Island. […]

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Zucker ups food drive goal to 100,000 pounds

Zucker ups food drive goal to 100,000 pounds

Special to Hawaii 24/7 Thursday was the fourth day of food collection in Will Zucker’s third annual Hike for Hunger. Zucker has now walked 70 miles out of 127 total for his awareness-raising walk. Zucker wants to draw attention to the plight of one out of five Hawaii Island residents, who use the services of […]

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Zucker again hiking to fight hunger

Zucker again hiking to fight hunger

MEDIA RELEASE 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 […]

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Queens' MarketPlace fires up 'Family Fourth'

Queens’ MarketPlace fires up ‘Family Fourth’

MEDIA RELEASE Queens’ MarketPlace packs a lot of celebration into Independence Day, Monday, July 4 at Waikoloa Beach Resort. Free, day-long “Family Fourth” festivities take place 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. at the Coronation Pavilion and throughout the shopping center, concluding with a grand finale as the Air Force Band of the Pacific plays the prelude for […]

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April is "Feeding Hawaii's Hungry" month

April is “Feeding Hawaii’s Hungry” month

    MEDIA RELEASE   Lt. Gov. James “Duke” Aiona is encouraging residents to help fight hunger in communities across Hawaii, where current economic conditions have brought new attention to this long-standing social issue. The month-long “Feeding Hawaii’s Hungry” initiative is intended to encourage donations that would enable feeding programs to keep pace with the […]

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Big Island Toyota collecting for Food Basket

  MEDIA RELEASE Big Island Toyota will accept nonperishable food donations  in Hilo and Kona to help feed the island’s hungry . From Jan. 26 through Feb. 7, Big Island Toyota will donate 50 cents per pound, up to 6,000 pounds for non-perishable food items, which will be delivered  at 2 p.m. Feb. 11 to […]

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