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Are We There Yet? How’s Your Department Doing?

How did we do last year? UH Total Donations $69,540.27
  1. UH SOEST $13,300.09
  2. LCC $8,176.12
  3. UH ITS $5,960.75
  4. Kapiolani CC $4,823.03

We are one week away from the end of our campus’ Hawai’i Foodbank Drive but we are only a little past the halfway mark of our $5,000 goal.

Can’t see the leaderboard? Please check the box in the Consumer Apps in your Google@UH account.

Three steps to make an online donation:

  1. Go to http://www.hawaiifoodbank.org/donate. Select One-Time Gift or Recurring Gift.
  2. Type UH Kapiʻolani Community College in the Additional Comments box at the very end of the form so that that your donations are attributed to Kapiʻolani Community College.
  3. Email joy.oehlers@hawaii.edu or your departmental secretary your PDF receipt which will not contain your credit card information.

The Library will add up the donations from each department and Chancellor Pagotto will provide a pizza party for the unit/department with the highest total.

 

Leaderboard: Joyce Tokuda | Image credit: Erica Dias

 

🛒 Shopping, free shipping & President Lassner

Three things you probably didn’t know about donating to the Hawaiʻi Foodbank:

  1. The $35 Aloha Box & $30 ʻOhana Box sets from KEO & Company – $4 and $3 respectively from these boxes count as UH contributions to the Hawaiʻi Foodbank. Add UH Kapiolani CC in the Special Instructions just before you put your credit card details. Free shipping within Oahu.

  2. President Lassner has every color of the Hawaiʻi Foodbank t-shirts.

    1. This year’s color is black.
    2. Price: $20 or $25 (free shipping within Hawaii, add $5 for shipping to the mainland)
    3. Buy at https://hawaiifoodbank.org/tshirts/
    4. Add UH Kapiʻolani Community College in the Additional Comments so that 50% goes to our donation drive.
    5. Not many t-shirts left. Last year, Mānoa Athletics bought over 100. They must collect t-shirts, like President Lassner.
    6. Add a monetary donation while shopping for your t-shirt(s).
    7. Not shopping? Donate at https://hawaiifoodbank.org/donate/
    8. Send your PDF receipts to joy.oehlers@hawaii.edu or your dept secretary.

3. Your family and friends can shop and donate too! Yes, Hawaiʻi Foodbank confirmed that your family and friends may put UH Kapiʻolani Community College in the Additional Comments section to help you win a pizza party. Then forward the PDF receipts to joy.oehlers@hawaii.edu or your dept secretary.

🍅🍆🥕 Hawaiʻi Foodbank Pop-Up Food Distributions: Tell Your Students

Please let your students or anyone in need know about the next Hawaiʻi Foodbank pop-up distribution.

  • Registration date: Wed April 21
  • Registration opens: 9:00 am
  • Must register online (registration fills very quickly): https://hawaiifoodbank.org/pop-up/
  • Pick-up date: April 28
  • Location: Kalihi Valley District Park, 9:00 am-11:00 am

Alternatively, use the O‘ahu Food Assistance Finder to find a food pantry location close by http://hawaiifoodbank.org/help/ or download the list of locations.

‘Ohana Produce Plus: https://hawaiifoodbank.org/ohana/ This mobile food distribution is dotted around our island and for many families, this is their only source of fresh fruits and veggies.

YOUR DONATION MAKES THIS POSSIBLE: https://hawaiifoodbank.org/donate, add UH Kapi’olani Community College in the Additional Comments section, and then email your PDF receipt to joy.oehlers@hawaii.edu or your dept secretary.

This is a difficult period for all of us, please do not feel pressured to make a donation.

Cat image credit: Erica Dias.

 

Pop-up Food Distributions

Just Asking for a Friend 😊 – Hawaiʻi Foodbank FAQs

  • Can my family and friends donate too? Yes, Hawaiʻi Foodbank confirmed that your family and friends may put UH Kapiʻolani Community College in the Additional Comments section to help you win a pizza party. Then forward the PDF receipts to joy.oehlers@hawaii.edu or your dept secretary.
  • Is my donation tax-deductible? Yes, keep your PDF receipt after donating at https://hawaiifoodbank.org/donate If writing a check, make it out to Hawaiʻi Foodbank and send it to Joy Oehlers, Lama Library to get a receipt.
  • How does my donation benefit our campus’ Pohukaina Food Pantry in Kīkaha o Lēʻahi (‘Iliahi 231)? Our campus food pantry relies on a Food Partner agency of the Hawaiʻi Foodbank so your donations indirectly help our students, staff, and faculty
  • What does my donation buy?
  • How much of my donation actually benefit my community?  95% of all expenses go towards program support (https://hawaiifoodbank.org/reports)

Pop-Up Food Distributions: Tell Your Students

Please let your students or anyone in need know about the next Hawaiʻi Foodbank pop-up distribution.

  • Registration date: Wed April 21
  • Registration opens: 9:00 am
  • Must register online (registration fills very quickly): https://hawaiifoodbank.org/pop-up/
  • Pick-up date: April 28
  • Location: Kalihi Valley District Park, 9:00 am-11:00 am

Alternatively, use the O‘ahu Food Assistance Finder to find a location close by http://hawaiifoodbank.org/help/ or download the list of locations.

YOUR DONATION MAKES THIS POSSIBLE – https://hawaiifoodbank.org/donate, add UH Kapi’olani Community College in the Additional Comments section, and then email your PDF receipt to joy.oehlers@hawaii.edu or your dept secretary.

This is a difficult period for all of us, please do not feel pressured to make a donation.

Cat image credit: Erica Dias.

 

Pop-up Food Distributions

Makerspace: Face Shield

The Library has 30 face shield kits. If you would like one for work purposes, please email joy.oehlers@hawaii.edu to make an appointment, preferably Monday or Thursday, 9:00-1:00 to:

  • Pick up the parts with DIY instructions to assemble it yourself at home or in the library (we will help you as you assemble it).
  • Pick up a ready-assembled face shield

Image: https://technochic.net/blogs/tech-craft-tutorials/the-jersey-city-face-shield-project#How_To_Build_The_Face_Shield

Hawaiʻi Foodbank Drive Final Total

Mahalo for supporting this year’s Hawaiʻi Foodbank Drive@Kapiʻolani CC! Together we donated $4,451.

Nursing donated $865 and LLL was a close second with their donation of $795 for the Hawaiʻi Foodbank. Mahalo to Chancellor Pagotta for providing the two pizza parties when social distancing ends.

Many thanks to the department secretaries and head of departments for promoting and helping Lama Library organize this year’s Drive.

The Foodbank needs donations all year and the UH annual drive will continue to the end of May. Your donations go a long way in supporting our community.

Mahalo for coming together and giving back to our community

Mahalo for caring, your generosity, and joining in to support the Hawaii Foodbank during this time of exceptional need.

Tomorrow is the last day of Kapiʻolani Community College’s annual drive. This year we don’t have photos of your past generosity of carts upon carts of rice and canned goods but we know that your heart is in this movement to provide emergency food assistance to our most vulnerable communities.

Mahalo to Chancellor Pagotto for providing two pizza parties for the two departments with the two highest donations. The five teams on the leaderboard are:

  1. Nursing, $815
  2. LLL, $520
  3. BLT, $355
  4. OFIE & Shared Services, $320
  5. LLR, $260

We started with a modest goal of $2,020. Do you think as a campus, together we can double our goal?

Give Where Your Heart Lives.
Three steps to make a secure online donation.

Food distribution for 4,000 households

  • Location: Aloha Stadium Parking Lot (opens at 7:00a). Must drive through Gate 3.
  • Date & Time: Today, Wednesday, May 6, from 10:00a while supplies last.
  • Bring: Completed Household Information Form (form is also available at the distribution but you must bring a pen) & a valid government-issued ID.
  • Website: http://www.hawaiifoodbank.org/covid-oahu

Please forward this information to your students, friends, and families who are impacted by COVID-19 and need food assistance. Apart from the four major food providers on hand to provide high-quality food products for an estimated 4,000 households, community partners such as American Job Center Hawaiʻi, Child & Family Service, and Domestic Violence Action Center will also be available to valuable information.

Your donations in 3 easy steps** no matter how small,
helps the Hawaiʻi Foodbank fill this unexpected increase for food assistance.

**If you set up a recurring gift, the annual amount counts towards your department’s total