Each month, the County of Maui Volunteer Center is spotlighting one of our partner organizations. This month, we are pleased to spotlight Maui Food Bank, and share their remarkable success story:
Maui Food Bank’s mission is to help the hungry in Maui County. They serve 10,000 food insecure people each month. This includes the working poor, children and youth, seniors, the homeless, and anyone who is at risk of going hungry. Maui Food Bank through its network of partner agencies and programs distributes food to the needy in Maui County including the rural communities of Hana, Molokai and Lanai.
Maui Food Bank has found the County of Maui Volunteer Center invaluable in their effort to help the hungry of Maui County. Stephanie Kaplan finds the training events especially useful.
I love the trainings, notifications of trainings via email, registration is super easy online and what I get from Get Connected/Hands on Maui is even more valuable than any words on paper. The skills, data and all information is so useful in my position working with the community. I’ve learned so much from our last training, I feel I’m the volunteer queen! Seeing the different generations of volunteers and how to make it all work for the mission of my organization, has made me feel super confident, organized and supported.
We’ve gained volunteers, opportunities, food and monetary donations, support from around the globe we didn’t even know we had!
The best part is getting the message out to people who are food insecure, “We are here to help.” We’ve had families, Kupuna and single parents reach out through Facebook looking for help, and they found us.
– Stephanie Kaplan