2015 Food Drive

Here is a photo of my Girl Scouts Troop 823 and I, helping out at the Hawaii Foodbank’s Annual Food Drive last year at Kmart.

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My Silver Award Project

IMG_3787Aloha!

My name is Alexis Cacabelos and I am a Cadette Girl Scout. Since I was a young child, I’ve helped out with the Hawaii Foodbank’s Annual Food Drive on Kauai. That is why, when deciding on what I’d like to do for my Girl Scout’s Silver Award Take Action Project, I immediately knew that I wanted to organize a community food drive myself. For those of you who don’t already know, the Silver Award is the highest award that a Cadette Girl Scout can earn.

My basic plan is to hold a food drive to collect monetary and food donations which will benefit the Hawaii Foodbank – Kauai Branch.

Community Food Drives help support the food bank’s mission:

“The people of Hawaii are one ohana. The Hawaii Foodbank provides food so that no one in our family goes hungry. We work to gather food and support from our communities. We then distribute food through charitable agencies to those in need. Our mission is from the heart, and we will fulfill our mission with integrity, humanity and aloha.”

Community Food Drives help bring in much of the needed canned-goods which are rarely received from other donors.

Did you know that in 2010, about 18% of Kauai’s population received food assistance through the Hawaii Foodbank network? And 73% of households that are served on the island, don’t always know where their next meal will come from? Believe it or not, 66% of those households have children! Yes, that’s right! I got this information straight from the food banks website.

I love food so much that I couldn’t imagine not knowing where my next meal would come from. With that said, I don’t like the idea of other children going through that type of ordeal. So, I want to help!

Won’t you help me, help them – by joining “The Hunger Helper” team?
Help me help those who are hungry on our island of Kauai…

Sincerely,
Alexis