Food Drive for The Food Basket – Saturday, January 30, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Food DriveOne of the suggested activities by the Hawaii Federation of Buddhist Women’s Association (HFBWA) is to Remember the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by sponsoring a food drive.  The HFBWA flyer statement reads, “Sponsor a Local Food Bank Monetary or Non-Perishable Food Drive.  Addressing hunger was a key part of the Poor People’s Campaign by Dr. King and allies at the time of his assassination in 1968.  The emphasis was on a systemic change, but in this urgent time of need one things we can do is support food banks – among the hero institution in our communities.”

At Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple we will be sponsoring and accepting monetary donations and non-perishable donations on Saturday, January 30, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. to support The Food Basket of Hawaii Island.  We will be accepting the donations via drive-by style in the temple parking lot.  Please wear your mask.

Make a donation and your name will be entered into a random prize drawing to win some fabulous prizes.  We have a Yeti Loadout 5 Gallon Bucket with cover (value $69.98) and 2 – $50 gift cards from KTA that anyone making a donation will have their names entered into the drawing.

Top 5 Requested Items:

  • Rice
  • Canned protein (e.g. Spam, Vienna Sausage, beans, Pork & Beans)
  • Water (e.g. cases and 5 gallon)
  • Ready-to-eat meals/soups (shelf-stable)
  • Saimin

Please be mindful and do not donate items that are or will expire soon.  The Food Basket does have some safety protocols for food drives due to Covid.  Instead of individual cans or packaged food the Food Basket would appreciate items that are commercially wrapped in cases or packs.  Example:  instead of buying the individually wrapped loose saimin they will accept the commercially wrapped box of saimin.  We do appreciate and will accept any donation you can bring.  Checks payable to “The Food Basket” will also be accepted and counted towards an entry to our prize giveaway.

Yeti Loadout Bucket

Yeti Loadout Bucket and lid