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Saturday, September 23, 2000

By Ken Sakamoto, Star-Bulletin
Director Lynn Maunakea of the Institute of Human Services
shows the shelves empty of food in the IHS pantry.

Homeless shelter
asks for help

Food supplies for the needy
are flagging

Star-Bulletin staff

The cupboards at the Institute for Human Services are bare, said director Lynn Maunakea.

She is asking community groups to help fill them during the slow months before the holidays.

She said food donations for the homeless usually slow down during and after the summer, and supplies needed to prepare 900 meals a day are "incredibly low."

Maunakea said IHS sent volunteers out to three Safeway grocery stores this past Saturday to ask patrons to shop for a few items on lists they handed out. But these efforts gleaned enough for only two meals, she said.

Community groups or individuals may drop off donations at the kitchen on 350 Sumner St. in the Iwilei District near Kmart on Nimitz Highway, or at the women's shelter on 546 Kaaahi St. Call 537-2724 for more information.

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