Healthy Food Donations Sought During Hilo Heart Walk

March 9, 2019, 10:00 AM HST
* Updated March 2, 9:51 AM
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The American Heart Association (AHA) is seeking healthy food donations during this year’s Hilo Heart Walk in support of the Kokua The Need campaign. Participants in the 2019 Hilo Heart Walk fundraiser can bring donations to benefit clients of the Hawai‘i Food Basket as part of their contribution.

“All of Hawai‘i’s food banks do a wonderful job providing food to those in need,” said Hilo Heart Walk Co-chair Darice Cullio. “However, sometimes the food being provided doesn’t also address the nutrition disparities that exist in our disparately-affected populations. By improving the nutritional quality of the donations made to our food banks we can not only help to feed those populations, but also help to improve their health. We’re excited to help support that effort at this year’s Heart Walk.”

The Kokua The Need Campaign is being included in all Heart Walk events statewide this year to benefit local residents in need.

The Hilo Heart Walk will happen Saturday, March 30, at 7:30 a.m, at Hilo’s Bayfront Park. Entertainment and a health-information fair will run from 7 to 11 a.m. with free CPR lessons and activities for children. The event is designed to bring families together to learn and share habits that will support lifelong health. Register online at or by calling (808) 377-6646.

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