HFS Federal Credit Union donates over $33,000 to The Food Basket

on "June 19, 2019 3:09 pm"

Each year, HFS Federal Credit Union (HFS FCU) chooses a local organization to support during their Annual Fundraiser. This year, The Food Basket’s “We Got Your Back” Keiki Backpack Program was the recipient of the donation.

Through the generous support of HFS FCU’s members and staff, the credit union raised $33,312.19!  

“Due to the truly amazing outpouring of generosity by HFS FCU members, over 2,000 vulnerable children on Hawai’i Island will receive a backpack full of nutritious and easy to prepare food which will help them to develop, learn and thrive. Our warmest mahalo to all the HFS FCU staff and members who donated to the “We Got Your Back” Keiki Backpack Program for your help in making sure all children on our island have enough to eat.” – Kristin Frost Albrecht, The Food Basket Executive Director. 

The Food Basket has been providing hunger relief to those in need since 1989. The “We’ve Got Your Back” Keiki Backpack Program offers nutritional supplements to low-income elementary school-aged children at schools with a high number of free and reduced lunch qualifying students. Keiki will receive their bags before long school breaks or weekends when they may not have meals available to them.

“This year we are simply in awe of the kindness and support we received from our members and staff,” says HFS FCU Marketing Coordinator Ashley Yamamoto. “Mahalo to The Food Basket for having this amazing program available to our keiki and tirelessly working toward ending hunger on our island. You can tell that they have such aloha for people and passion for what they do, it’s truly inspiring,” says HFS FCU Marketing Specialist, Jesica Pacheco.

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 Pictured left to right: (front) Sarah Hamakawa, Nathan Abe, Kristin Frost Albrecht and Donna Stillman. (back) Duryn Izumo, Vincent Cruz and Daniel Torres Ramos.