Hawaii News Digest, 30 October 2017, 1510 UTC, Post #15872.
Reporter: Landry Fuller (“West Hawaii Today”).
Accessed on 30 October 2017, 1510 UTC.
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According to reporter Landry Fuller, a new Waimea initiative known as the “Rescue Food Program (RFP)” has distributed more than 2,000 pounds of leftover food from restaurants and businesses to area churches and elderly care facilities. These facilities then give the food to those in need. Once RFP gets a call, a designated volunteer picks up the food and delivers it the a specific church or adult care facility.
Donna Sheather, the founder of RFP, explains the mission of her organization:
“Rescuing food from stores and restaurants that might otherwise go to waste provides free quality food to Waimea’s emergency food systems…If I call someone to pick it up and they’re not available, they always try to help me find someone else. We have this list that keeps revolving and turning every time.”
Volunteers for the RFP Thanksgiving food distribution are needed now. Please call 938-9667.
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