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Hawaii State FCU partners with Hawaii Foodbank to feed Hawaii’s hungry

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Hawaii State Federal Credit Union kicked off its partnership with the Hawaii Foodbank this year with a challenge to its employees and membership: Raise one ton of food. That’s 2,000 lbs! After only one afternoon of collecting, the credit union is already well on its way to meeting that goal.

Hawaii State FCU also donated $10,000 to the Hawaii Foodbank to support its mission of feeding Hawaii’s hungry and reaching its goal of one million meals. Currently, there are 1 in 8 islanders in need of food and the Hawaii Foodbank serves more than 54,000 keiki. The organization hopes to cut down on these numbers with the community’s help.

Ron Mizutani, President & CEO of the Hawaii Foodbank, says the Foodbank’s food drive wouldn’t be possible without the help of local businesses like Hawaii State FCU. With over 300 employees and over 100,000 members, the credit union reaches a large audience that can really make an impact in the community by rallying together. The Hawaii Foodbank’s food drive theme this year is “Give by Example,” and Mizutani says that’s exactly what Hawaii State FCU is doing.

In addition to food, the Hawaii Foodbank also welcomes financial contributions. Mizutani says a $10 donation helps provide food for about 25 meals.

Hawaii State FCU will be collecting food and monetary donations at all of its Oahu branches through April 12.

Hawaii Foodbank Top 5 Most Wanted Items:
1) Canned Protein (meat, tuna, chicken)
2) Canned meals (stew, spaghetti, chili)
3) Canned vegetables
4) Canned fruits
5) Rice

About Hawaii State FCU:
Hawaii State FCU was founded in 1936 by a handful of government workers who believed in people helping people and watching out for one another’s back. Today, the banking institution still lives by those founding ideals, ensuring that it is Always Right by You throughout your financial journey.

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