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Bankers seek donations for foodbank

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The Hawaii Bankers Association will launch its sixth-annual food drive on Monday on behalf of Hawaii Foodbank.

The association seeks donations of nonperishable food items and cash, which can be made at nearly 300 bank branches across the state from Monday through May 31.

HBA has collected increasing donations in each year of its effort and hopes to top last year’s collection of 27,400 pounds of food and $36,000 in cash.

“We are ready to build on that momentum this year to supplement an ever-increasing need to feed Hawaii’s hungry,” said Edward Y. W. Pei, HBA executive director.

The Hawaii Foodbank collects, warehouses and distributes mass quantities of foods to 250 member agencies as well as to food banks on Hawaii island, Maui and Kauai. It can turn a $10 donation into food for 25 meals.

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