Feed My Sheep, the largest nonprofit direct distributor of food to those in poverty on Maui, released a statement on Jan. 11 praising “amazing support during the holiday season.” The Maui organization received 2,950 five pound bags of rice from the Maui Hotel and Lodging Association, a $1,000 check from the Maui Chamber of Commerce and another $1,000 check from GEICO Insurance.
The rice donation from the Maui Hotel and Lodging Association was part of the Association’s annual Christmas present to the unfortunate poor on Maui. A similar holiday spirit of giving embodied the Maui Chamber of Commerce, which designated Feed My Sheep the honorary charity for the 2012 Maui Chamber Golf Tournament.
Pamela Tumpap, President of the Maui Chamber of Commerce, presented the donation check—which went directly towards the timely purchase of food supplies such as fresh produce and canned goods for the holiday season—at a ceremony on Dec. 18, 2012. The $1,000 gift from GEICO will also be used directly to purchase food supplies for Feed My Sheep Distribution sites on Maui.
“Many families from all walks of life are in need of food during these difficult economic times,” said Feed My Sheep CEO and executive director Joyce Kawakami in the press release. “We are very grateful to the Maui Hotel and Lodging Association, the Maui Chamber of Commerce and Geico Insurance for their continued generosity and support. These much-needed funds and food will help our ongoing efforts to make Maui hunger-free. Our friends in the community, whom we have the privilege of serving, know they can count on us not only for physical sustenance, but also spiritual support to help manage personal challenges.”
Feed My Sheep is the largest nonprofit direct distributor of food to those in need on Maui, through weekly food distributions at six island-wide centers. The nonprofit is dedicated to offering not only nutritional sustenance but also spiritual support to those in need. Feed My Sheep and its dedicated volunteers help those in need overcome personal challenges that often accompany hunger and poverty. For more information, visit feedmysheepmaui.com or call 808-872-9100.