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Food Drive in February at HCFCU and KTA

February 6, 2017, 8:19 AM HST
* Updated February 6, 2:33 PM
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Tommy “Kahikina” Ching, a longtime ambassador of The Food Basket.

Food Basket Feed-A-Thon founder Kahikina Ching is extending the holiday spirit of helping those in need by scheduling 10 days in February where Hawaiʻi Island residents can help feed hungry families.

Hawaiʻi Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) will be accepting food and monetary donations at all locations Islandwide during the food drive, as well as select KTA Supermarkets beginning Wednesday, Feb. 8 through Friday, Feb. 17. In addition, HCFCU staff will also be selling specialty ribbons with all proceeds benefitting the Food Basket.

“Every day during the Feed-A-Thon we see our members and staff donating money and canned food. Whether it’s just one can or one dollar, every donation helps,” said Tricia Buskirk, Hawaiʻi Community Federal Credit Union president and CEO.  “It’s so uplifting to experience these type of activities that strengthen our community as we show compassion, caring and understanding for one another.”

Both food and monetary donations are equally welcomed. Money donated can be used to purchase food items from KTA at wholesale prices. Since 2002, Food-A-Thon has provided more than a million pounds of food to those in need.

Food and monetary donations may be brought to any HCFCU branch:

  • Kaloko: 73-5611 Olowalu St., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740; Phone: (808) 930-7700; Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Kailua-Kona: 75-159 Hualalai Road, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740; Phone: (808) 930-7700;
    Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Friday 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Kealakekua: 81-6631 Mamalahoa Hwy., Kealakekua, HI 96750; Phone: (808) 930-7700; Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Friday 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Kohala: 54-396 Union Mill Road, Kapaau, HI 96755; Phone: (808) 930-7700; Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Friday 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Honoka’a: 45-690 Pakalana St., Suite A, Honoka’a, HI 96727; Phone: (808) 930-7700; Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Friday 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
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KTA Super Store locations and dates are:

  • Feb. 8–9: KTA – Kailua-Kona  (Kona Coast Shopping Center, 74-5594 Palani Road (808) 329-1677).
  • Feb. 10–11: KTA Waikoloa Village Market (Waikoloa Highlands Center, 68-3916 Paniolo Ave., Waikoloa Village (808) 883-1088).
  • Feb. 12–13: KTA – Waimea Center (65-1158 Mamalahoa Highway, Kamuela (808) 885-8866).
  • Feb. 14–15: KTA – Puainako (50 East Puainako Street, Hilo (808) 959-9111).
  • Feb. 16–17: KTA – Keauhou (Keauhou Shopping Center, 78-6831 Aliʻi Drive (808) 322-2311).
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Contact The Food Basket at 933-6030 or email [email protected].

For more information, contact [email protected] or call (808) 930-7700.

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