Foodbank low, holding Oct. 26 fundraiser


POSTED: Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Hawaii Foodbank, whose food stock has dwindled amid the economic downturn, will hold a fundraiser on Oct. 26.

The organization's “;Mahaloz Eve Party”; will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the E&O Trading Company at Ward Centre.

Presale tickets are $35 and $40 at the door. The fee includes pupus, one drink, live entertainment, and a raffle ticket for prizes.

The Foodbank has about 14 days' worth of inventory, less than its desired 30-day supply to pass onto nonprofit agencies around Oahu, Foodbank president Dick Grimm told the Star-Bulletin on Saturday.

The Foodbank serves 250 agencies, including Catholic Charities, which serves 1,300 people a year, about half of them children.