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Over $23K Raised for Hawai‘i Food Basket

December 13, 2016, 3:30 PM HST
* Updated December 13, 3:55 PM
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More than $23,000 was raised and donated to The Food Basket, Hawai‘i Island’s Food Bank, during the Hawai‘i Community Federal Credit Union’s annual “Market Days” event.

Market Days is held annually in October at all HCFCU branches. Businesses are invited to sell items such as baked goods, food, clothing, jewlery and home products, donate produce to sell and provide valuable items for silent auctions.

HCFCU members and Food Basket members show the check for more than $23,000 that was donated to The Food Basket. Photo Courtesy.

HCFCU members and Food Basket members show the check for more than $23,000 that was donated to The Food Basket.
Photo Courtesy.

Additionally, HCFCU employees held work lunch fundraisers and sold ribbons to raise additional money for The Food Basket.

David Miyashita, HCFCU’s Marketing Coordinator, spearheaded the events, which included leading branch and department team captains, supervising the various vendors and activities, and keeping HCFCU’s mission of feeding Hawai‘i County’s hungry a top priority.

“I am extremely proud of David and the entire HCFCU staff!” said Tricia Buskirk, credit union President and CEO. “Our annual Market Days are successful because our employees are committed to supporting The Food Basket. Our members, businesses and community have huge hearts and are always there to support our families in need.”

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This is HCFCU’s second of three years supporting The Food Basket and last year’s Market Days event generated a $20,000 donation.
Answering the need for their critically needed services, The Food Basket just opened a new Kona facility located within the Ulu Wini Housing Project.

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