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Maui Food Bank serves 10,000 Maui county residents per month. That's 7% of our population!

Maui Food Bank serves 10,000 people every month. The Food Drive on Saturday, March 6th, 2010, 3-4:30pm features a Silent Auction to benefit Maui Food Bank.

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.

whole_foods_logoThat’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 cs@topmauirestaurants.com with your bids, and we’ll get the party started!

Silent Auction Items Include:

Gift Certificate for Lunch for Two (2): Includes 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, 2 desserts, 2 drinks (approximately $180 value)

Gift Certificate for Lunch for Two (2): Includes 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, 2 desserts, 2 drinks ($200 value)

$100 Gift Certificate from Capische? in Wailea

$100 Gift Certificate from Capische? in Wailea

Dinner for Two at Cuatro in Kihei

Dinner for Two at Cuatro in Kihei

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.

$100 Gift Certificate to Mala an Ocean Tavern in Lahaina

$100 Gift Certificate to Mala an Ocean Tavern in Lahaina

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:

Two Tickets to Feast at Lele ($220 value)

Two Tickets to Feast at Lele ($230 value)

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.

$50 Gift Certificate to I'o in Lahaina

$50 Gift Certificate to I'o in Lahaina

$50 Gift Certificate to Pacific'o in Lahaina

$50 Gift Certificate to Pacific'o in Lahaina

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!

Gift Certificate to Pineapple Grill in Kapalua

$100 Gift Certificate to Pineapple Grill in Kapalua

$75 Gift Certificate to Roy's in Kahana

$75 Gift Certificate to Roy's in Kahana

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!)

Warmest Aloha,

A $60 Gift Certificate to Sansei in Kapalua and a VIP Sampler Gift Certificate (~$60 Value) to the Sansei in Kihei

A $60 Gift Certificate to Sansei in Kapalua and a VIP Sampler Gift Certificate (~$60 Value) to the Sansei in Kihei

Two (2) $25 Gift Certificates to the Maui Brewing Company in Kahana

Two (2) $25 Gift Certificates to the Maui Brewing Company in Kahana

Molly

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?

$50 Gift Certificate to Thailand Cuisine in Kahului and Kihei

$50 Gift Certificate to Thailand Cuisine in Kahului and Kihei

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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Gift Certificate to Cafe O'Lei for use in Kihei, Kahului, or Wailuku.

$40 Gift Certificate to Cafe O'Lei in Kahului.

$50 Gift Card to Whole Foods Market in Kahului.

$50 Gift Card to Whole Foods Market in Kahului.

Two Premium Seating Tickets to 'Ulalena, a $290 value. At the Maui Theatre in Lahaina.

Two Premium Seating Tickets to 'Ulalena, a $290 value. At the Maui Theatre in Lahaina.

Gift Certificate to Gerard's Restaurant in Lahaina.

Two (2) $50 Gift Certificates to Gerard's Restaurant in Lahaina.

Two (2) $50 Gift Certificates to Aroma D'Italia

Two (2) $50 Gift Certificates to Aroma D'Italia in Kihei

$50 Gift Certificate from Bistro Casanova in Kahului

$50 Gift Certificate from Bistro Casanova in Kahului

A $75 Gift Certificate to Gannon's in Wailea.

A $75 Gift Certificate to Gannon's in Wailea.

$100 Gift Certificate to Lahaina Grill in Lahaina.

$100 Gift Certificate to Lahaina Grill in Lahaina.

$25 Gift Certificate to Ono Gelato in Lahaina

$25 Gift Certificate to Ono Gelato in Lahaina

$25 Gift Certificate to Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. in Lahaina

$50 Gift Certificate to Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. in Lahaina

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