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Erin Leake and Jaevyn Navarro

The Family That Volunteers Together

There's nothing quite like the bond between a mother and her son. For Erin Leake and her 14-year-old son Jaevyn Navarro, it's a bond that continues to inspire. The mother-son duo have been a staple at Hawai‘i Foodbank Kaua‘i volunteer events.
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Food Drive Day Goes Virtual

32nd Annual Food Drive Day Goes Virtual

After careful consideration, Food Drive Day will move to a virtual platform in an effort to help mitigate the recent COVID-19 surge. In lieu of hosting its physical food collection sites, Hawaii Foodbank is providing a variety of ways to help online.
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Feeding Our Future

Feeding Our Future: Iliana’s Story

After a year like no other, the last thing a child should have to worry about is how their family is going to find the meals they used to get at school. As families continue to get back on their feet, Hawaii Foodbank is here to make sure they have meals on the table.
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Marcus Mariota

My Cause My Cleats

Marcus Mariota’s compassion for his community goes deep. Throughout his career, the Honolulu-born quarterback has displayed an unwavering affinity for giving back. This year, he revealed his passion beyond the game by wearing his heart on his feet for Hawaii's hungry keiki.
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Hawaii Foodbank Volunteer Cari Nishimura-Burnett

Feed Our Fighters, Nourish Our ‘Ohana

For fitness professionals like Cari, COVID-19 was quickly proving to be the biggest disruption the industry had ever faced. Despite being idled, Cari and her team at UFC Gym in Waikele used the hardships to set in motion positive change.
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Hawaii Foodbank Volunteer Elijah Dacanay

Young, Willing and Grateful

When news spread that Hawaii Foodbank needed healthy and able volunteers, Elijah Dacanay did not hesitate to raise his hand and step in. Knowing his work schedule was about to open up, Elijah signed up to volunteer at the warehouse. And he hasn't looked back.
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