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Credit Unions of Maui Donate $7,500 to the Maui Food Bank

June 3, 2020
On June 3, 2020, the Credit Unions of Maui made a $7,500 donation to the Maui Food Bank to help provide food for those in need throughout Maui County. "With one in three Maui residents currently unemployed, the Credit Unions of Maui felt the need to come together to support our Maui community in a way that would make a greater impact collectively than what each credit union could do individually. Numerous deserving nonprofits were discussed, but we thought that we could do the most good by donating to the Maui Food Bank at this time. We hope that this gift will help inspire others to continue doing whatever they can to help those in our community who are in need." states Credit Unions of Maui Chapter President, Clayton Fuchigami.

Maui Food Bank Executive Director, Richard Yust, shares, "Now more than ever, food insecurity continues to be a dire need for many residents of Maui County. Currently, food is distributed to those in need as quickly as it comes into the warehouse. Because of the pandemic, we have seen a decline in donations from grocery stores and food drives at businesses, so monetary donations are vitally important right now. We are grateful to the Credit Unions of Maui for their generosity and will use this $7,500 donation to provide over 10,000 meals to those in need of hunger relief."

Individuals can help stock the Maui Food Bank’s empty shelves by making a donation online at mauifoodbank.org or holding a virtual food drive.

Pictured in photo from left are Guy Muraoka, President of Kahului FCU; Richard Yust, Executive Director of Maui Food Bank; Craig Kinoshita, CEO of Wailuku FCU, Kelly Tobita, CEO of Maui Teachers FCU; Trevor Tokishi, President and CEO of Valley Isle Community FCU; Gary Fukuroku, President and CEO of Maui County FCU; Clayton Fuchigami President and CEO of Maui FCU

About Credit Unions of Maui

The Credit Unions of Maui is the Valley Isle chapter of the Hawaii Credit Union League and is comprised of Kahului Federal Credit Union (FCU), Maui FCU, Maui County FCU, Maui Teachers FCU, Valley Isle Commnunity FCU, and Wailuku FCU.

About Maui Food Bank

The Maui Food Bank has continuously expanded food banking services for the residences of Maui County since 1994. The Maui Food Bank is Maui County’s primary safety net for hunger relief. The Food Bank currently serves over 20,000 people in need a month who are food insecure. Of those served, 40% are children and youth. Working with 160 partner agencies, the Food Bank distributes safe and nutritious food to individuals, families, kids, the working poor, seniors on fixed incomes, the homeless, and anyone who is at risk of going hungry. This includes people in need living in the rural communities of Hana, Molokai, and Lanai.