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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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Volunteering By the Numbers

I left the Pop-up Food Distribution full of gratitude and belief. Eight hours and 11,000 steps later, we packed 200,000 pounds of food in 8,000 bags for 4,000 households — incredible numbers that added up to one unforgettable, life-changing experience.
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Hawaii Foodbank Welcomes Amy Marvin

Following a nationwide search, we are excited to announce Amy Marvin as Hawaii Foodbank’s new president & CEO. She brings to the position more than two decades of experience specializing in operations, financial management and fund development.
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The Perfect Storm

Over the course of the last year, COVID-19 has created the “perfect storm” — that rare catastrophe made even worse by the combination of events surrounding it — for many members of our ‘ohana. But at Hawaii Foodbank, we're reminded that no storm is greater than the strength of Hawaii’s resolve.
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