Help Maui Food Bank and Win Gift Certificates
to Our Favorite Maui Restaurants
Times are tough on Maui, and the Maui Food Bank – which distributes to 10,000 Maui County residents each month – is experiencing a 20% increase in demand over last year.
That’s why we’re hosting a Food Drive for Maui Food Bank at the new Whole Foods in Kahului Saturday, March 6, from 3-4:30pm. You can donate canned goods (the list is below), but you can also bid in Silent Auction on gift certificates from some of our very favorite Maui restaurants!
Come Saturday* to Donate Food and Bid in this Amazing Silent Auction!
*Not on Maui? Email us at email@example.com with your bids, and we’ll get the party started!
Silent Auction Items Include:
Hunger is an issue near and dear to my heart. Without going into all the personal details, let’s just say that if I had a magic lamp and three wishes, my first wish would be that everyone on the planet had enough nutritious, delicious food to keep them healthy and happy their whole life long.
I obsess about and write about food every day of the year; it’s my job. I am lucky to have plenty of food.
But there are many on Maui who obsess about food every day of the year for the opposite reason – because they don’t have enough. This is unacceptable.
People on Maui – children, seniors, the working poor, the homeless – are literally skipping meals to pay their rent, put gas in the car, and cover medical expenses.
Maui Food Bank serves 10,000 people PER MONTH!!
That’s 7% of the people who live on Maui!
James and I like to get as much out of life as possible. So when we started planning my birthday, it started snowballing.
Now it’s a bona fide event!
Here’s the scoop:
I’m celebrating my birthday at the brand new Whole Foods in Kahului on Saturday March 6, 2010, from 3-4:30pm.
Whole Foods is honoring my inner child with an Alice in Wonderland themed Tea Party featuring red velvet cake. (I read the book every year on my birthday when I was a kid, and the new movie comes out that weekend – so excited.)
The Maui Food Bank will be there with bins to collect food (you can also give cash). The most needed items are: financial contributions, canned meat and tuna, canned fruits and vegetables, canned meals and soups with protein, cereal, rice, and pasta.
And then, the icing on my cake: local restaurant owners and chefs are kicking in by donating gift certificates!
You can bid on gift certificates to some of our very favorite Maui restaurants, including Capische, I’o, Pacific’o, Feast at Lele, Mala, Sansei, Pineapple Grill, Maui Brewing Company, Roy’s, Cuatro, Thailand Cuisine and Bistro Casanova (and more to be announced) during a silent auction at the food drive. So cool!
So please, come down, check out the new Whole Foods, have a slice of cake, donate some groceries to the Maui Food Bank, and bid on a gift certificate to a great Maui restaurant.
If you know me personally and were thinking of getting me a gift … DON’T!!! Please donate to the Maui Food Bank instead! (This goes for you, too, James!)
PS: After the party we’re going to see the new Tim Burton film Alice in Wonderland. Coincidence that it releases on the day after my birthday?
Think it’s a coincidence that Whole Foods opens on Maui the week before? I think not! Celebrate with me!
Alice in Wonderland Maui Food Bank Food Drive
at the NEW Whole Foods Market
Maui Mall, Kahului
Saturday, March 6, 2010, 3-4:30pm
Donate to the Maui Food Bank and you’ll be eligible to win a raffle prize: including a gift certificate to one of our favorite Maui restaurants!
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