BY MONICA SALTER — Ala Moana Hotel is providing a free night of fun at Rumours  –one of the most popular dance venues on Oahu– to anyone that brings in a donation for the Hawaii Foodbank. Five cans of food can be traded in for free admission to the club on Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26.

“There’s nothing better than having a great time for a good cause,” said Vincent DiPietro, manager of Rumours Nightclub. “Gather your friends and get down to Ala Moana Hotel to dance the night away and help our community at the same time.”

Rumours is famous for its “Big Chill” Fridays and “Little Chill” Saturdays – playing a range of dance-worthy tunes from various generations. Patrons coming on Friday, March 25 will enjoy music of the 60’s and 70’s from 5 to 9 p.m.* and then top 40 hits from 9 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. On Saturday, March 26 the club is open from 9 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. and songs spring back to the 70’s, 80’s and a touch of the 90’s.

“In 2011, thousands of island families are still struggling with hunger, including 55,000 children,” said Polly Kauahi, Hawaii Foodbank’s director of development. “Hawaii Foodbank is truly grateful to businesses like Ala Moana Hotel that offer incentives to make a difference in the lives of hungry islanders. Last year, Hawaii Foodbank distributed over 11 million pounds of food to more than 183,000 islanders in need.”

Upon receipt of the foodstuffs, guest will receive free entrance to Rumours. Guests may bring food on consecutive days. Food must be in the form of cans or unopened non-perishable bags, such as rice. *Entrance to Rumours is free of charge to all patrons each Friday from 5 -9 p.m.

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