Food Basket receives $5,000 donation

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<p>From left, En Young, Food Basket, executive director, Connie Kurohara, vice presicent of Creative Arts Hawaii, Tracey Akau, manager of Parker Ranch Store and Tyler Owens, manager of Aloha Grown, pose for a photo at the Aloha Grown store in downtown Hilo. (COURTESY PHOTO)</p>

Creative Arts Hawaii, Aloha Grown and the Parker Ranch Store donated $5,000 to the Food Basket – Hawaii Island’s Food Bank. The donation will allow the Food Basket to provide 12,500 meals to families in need on the Big Island.

The three ohana companies believe in supporting and giving back to the local community, so together they sold exclusive limited edition “MALAMA” shirts during the holiday season, with all proceeds benefiting the Food Basket.

The Food Basket provides nutritious and high quality food to local Big Island families, children and seniors who might otherwise go hungry. Visit www.foodbaskethi.org for more information.

Malama shirts are still available for purchase at the Aloha Grown store in downtown Hilo, the Parker Ranch Store in Waimea or www.parkerranchstore.com. Cost is $20, with all proceeds benefiting the Food Basket.