Kona, Hilo Food Drives Open to All on July 4

July 1, 2021, 7:00 AM HST
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Hawai’i Island residents are invited to celebrate their Independence Day by participating in food drives on both sides of the Big Island.

The Hawaii County Democratic Party is hosting a dual drive-thru, grab-and-go free food distribution from 9 to 11 am at the West Hawai’i Civic Center parking lot in Kona and the Afook Chinen Civic Auditorium parking lot in Hilo. All are welcome to stop by to pickup a food bundle while supplies last. 

Drivers are asked to enter the civic auditorium parking lot in Hilo from Pi’ilani Street, and in Kona from Ane Keohokalole. Recipients are asked to please remain in cars and wear masks.  

“We know many are still struggling due to the pandemic, and it’s our kuleana to help,” said HCC’s new County Chair Barbara Dalton. “We are pleased that party members and our county’s elected Democratic Party leaders have contributed to this food distribution.  It’s free and will continue while supplies last.”

For more information or to contribute to the food distribution, including fresh produce, call project chair Shannon Matson at (808) 937-3037 or visit the website at  

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