hawaiifoodbankThe Hawaii Foodbank needs your vote to win $60,000! Vote every day in the Walmart Fight Hunger Spark Change campaign now through October 5, 2014. Your vote could help the Foodbank distribute food for 150,000 meals to help feed 1 in 5 people this year.

The Hawaii Foodbank is competing with 128 other food banks across the nation for the Walmart grant. The Top 50 food banks that receive the most votes will receive $60,000 each. Voting is easy:

Visit www.walmart.com/fighthunger from your computer or device

Log on to Facebook

Click on the VOTE button

Share your vote and encourage others to vote for the Hawaii Foodbank

Repeat every day through Sunday, October 5, 5:59 a.m.

The Foodbank will share $15,000 from the grant with two member agencies: Lighthouse Outreach Assembly of God, Waipahu and Surfing the Nations, Wahiawa. Both agencies will receive a $7,500 credit to restock their shelves with food from the Foodbank.

Lighthouse Outreach led by Pastor Joe Hunkin, Jr. is a community food distribution center and homeless shelter serving the needy in Waipahu since October 2006. The shelter houses over 120 individuals who also receive social services for rental assistance, financial planning and medical aid.

Surfing the Nations/Feeding the Hungry led by Pastors Tom and Cindy Bauer is a mission outreach serving the needy in Wahiawa and Kalihi. Since 1998, missionaries from countries worldwide help organize weekly community food distributions for thousands needing assistance. STN regularly travels to surfing missions in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, the Philippines and the Middle East living the motto, “Surfers Giving Back.”

For more information on Walmart Fight Hunger Spark Change, please visit www.hawaiifoodbank.org or email megan@hawaiifoodbank.org

The Hawaii Foodbank is the only nonprofit 501(c)(3) agency on Oahu that collects, warehouses and distributes mass quantities of both perishable and nonperishable food to help feed Hawaii’s hungry. Donated and purchased foods are distributed to over 200 member agencies on Oahu and Kauai. Last year, the Hawaii Foodbank distributed over 12 million pounds of food including nearly 4 million pounds of fresh produce to those needing emergency food assistance in Hawaii.

The Hawaii Foodbank is the state’s only affiliate of Feeding America, the national Food Bank Network comprising more than 200 food banks across the country. The Feeding America affiliation is one we proudly share with our Kauai Branch, the Maui Food Bank and The Food Basket on the Island of Hawaii.

The Hawaii Foodbank is a partner agency of Aloha United Way and Kauai United Way, an integral part of Hawaii’s safety net serving people in need. To learn more about the Hawaii Foodbank or place a secure online donation, please visit www.hawaiifoodbank.org.. We’re trying to get as many people to vote for the Foodbank now through October 5. We need to get Hawaii in the Top 50 food banks across the nation to receive a $60,000 grant from Walmart.

As of this moment, Three Square Food Bank in Las Vegas is in 50th place with 868 votes. The Hawaii Foodbank has 372 votes.

We need to get that number up!

 

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