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🎺 🥁 This year’s Hawaiʻi Foodbank Drive champions – HOST/CULN!

Kapiʻolani CC raised $5,655 for the Hawaiʻi Foodbank Drive! That’s 27% more than last year’s $4,451. That’s more than 14,000 individual meals or almost 18,000 lbs of food.  Mahalo to all.

The top 3 departments are:

    1. HOST/CULN donated $850. [We think they just wanted to beat Admin].
    2. Admin donated $735. [They probably donated early to motivate everyone to beat them].
    3. Library donated $700. [We tried our best not to win so as not to be accused of insider trading].

Mahalo to Chancellor Pagotto for providing a pizza party for HOST/CULN when social distancing ends.

Many thanks to the department secretaries for promoting and helping Lama Library organize this year’s Drive. Thank you for the nice comments on Erica’s flyers and Joyce’s leaderboard.

Hawaiʻi Foodbank will continue to add your donations to the UH Coalition until May 14 so keep donating and adding UH Kapi’olani Community College in the Additional Comments section. Your donations go a long way in supporting our community.

Bubble Tea Day, Bugs Bunny Day, Bedbug Awareness Week, YES, it’s April 30!

TODAY IS …

The last day to help your department win a pizza party  🍕🎉🎈🍕 by donating at https://hawaiifoodbank.org/donate/

Please forward your donation receipts to joy.oehlers@hawaii.edu by 5pm today. The leaderboard will be updated instantaneously (almost!) throughout today.  Please check the box in the Consumer Apps in your Google@UH account if you are unable to view the leaderboard.

Did you know that:

  1. Farm-to-Foodbank: Your donations help so many people and now you are helping our local farmers (https://www.instagram.com/p/CMDQDEtDF_l/). Hawaiʻi Foodbank’s ‘Ohana Produce Plus mobile food distribution provides fresh fruits and veggies for many families on this island.
  2. Farm-to-home: Buy the $35 Aloha Box or $30 ʻOhana Box sets from KEO & Company for your family and friends (free shipping anywhere on Oahu). $4 and $3 respectively from these boxes count as UH contributions to the Hawaiʻi Foodbank.
  3. The leading department is HOST/CULN with $800 donations. Look out for Admin with $735 and the Library with $675.

Hawaiʻi Foodbank will continue adding our donations to the UH Coalition until May 14 so keep donating and adding UH Kapi’olani Community College in the Additional Comments section.

Mahalo for supporting our community.

3 Ways to Find Extra 💲 for Donation

Our campus Hawaiʻi Foodbank Drive ends this week.

  1. Ask family and friends to donate at https://hawaiifoodbank.org/donate/. Put UH Kapiʻolani Community College in the Additional Comments.
  2. Birthday gifting substitute: Have a Hawaiʻi Foodbank donation party instead.
  3. Coronavirus work-from-home savings:
    1. Gas,
    2. Lunch at restaurants,
    3. Pau hana Fridays,
    4. and you don’t have to buy new lipsticks.

Your donations benefits:

  • Our community
  • Our neighbors, friends, and families
  • Our students and co-workers
  • Anyone who has experienced hunger and hardship and received a helping hand from the Hawaiʻi Foodbank or our campus Food Pantry.

Please do not feel pressured to make a donation; many of us are contributing to our community in other ways.

Image credit: Erica Dias.

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