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Big Isle zip-liners donate 1,000 pounds to Hilo’s food bank

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    A total of 442 people lined up Saturday and Sunday for “Kamaaina Weekend” to zipline along KapohoKine Adventures’ eight-line course, and enjoy some free, family activities at Hilo Bay.

Over the weekend, hundreds of Hawaii island residents put aside the stress of recent eruptions and enjoyed two days of free ziplining and family activities with KapohoKine Adventures in Hilo in exchange for donations to The Food Basket, Hilo’s food bank.

A total of 442 people lined up Saturday and Sunday for “Kamaaina Weekend” to zipline along KapohoKine Adventures’ eight-line course, and enjoy some free, family activities at Hilo Bay. Zipliners were asked to bring one non-perishable food item for The Food Basket, and KapohoKine Adventures collected more than 1,000 pounds.

“With the added stress caused by the recent lava eruptions on our community’s financial and personal situations, we felt strongly about doing something to help put a smile on some faces,” said Tony DeLellis, co-owner of KapohoKine Adventures, in a news release. “We hope this small gesture gave at least a temporary break from the stress and hardships our community is facing.”

KapohoKine Adventures, which conducts expeditions in the surrounding areas of Kona, Hilo and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, is one of among a group of tour companies that have taken a recent hit from cancellations of trips to the Big Island.

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