Will Zucker is hiking for hunger. Zucker, sales manager at Mahalo Broadcasting (LAVA 105.3fm/KKOA 107.7 fm/KHNU 620 AM), will walk the 126 miles from Hilo up the Hamakua Coast, thrrough Waimea and Waikoloa to Kona, to raise awareness of the need for donations to Food Basket, Hawaii Island’s food bank. Zucker says his goal is 75,000 pounds of food, or the equivalent, donated at KTA stores around the island during his hike.
Will Zucker at a previous Hike for Hunger
The Food Basket is an island wide, supplemental food network that collects and distributes nutritious, high quality food to low income households, the working poor, the disabled, the ill, senior citizens, children’s programs and other charitable organizations that serve this population. Supplemental food is provided regardless of religious beliefs, gender or ethnicity.
Hike for hunger
Zucker will start by spending a day at KTA in downtown Hilo on Saturday, November 5, from 8 am til 3 pm, collecting food and donations. On Sunday, November 6, he’ll be at KTA Puanako, from 9 a.m. til 1 p.m. November 7 and 8, he’ll be walking up the Hamakua Coast, camping out overnight, with plans to arrive at KTA Waimea by Wednesday, November 9 for a 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. food collection. The morning of Thursday, November 10, he’ll walk from Waimea to Waikoloa KTA for a food and donation collection lasting from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. He plans to wake from Waikoloa to KTA in Kailua-Kona on Palani Road the morning of Friday, November 11. The food and donations collection will be at KTA Kona November 11 from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday morning, November 12, he’ll walk from the Kona KTA to Keauhou KTA, for an all-day food and donation collection from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
This is Zucker’s third annual Hike for Hunger. Hawaii Island Food Basket says the holidays are the most desperate time of the year, with the demand for food being highest. They are seeking donations of nonperishable food, especially meats and protein. They also welcome cash donations, as each dollar donated can purchase nine pounds of food.
Those wishing to “Walk with Will” should call him at 990-0990. There is more information about Hawaii Island’s Food Basket at their web site, /www.foodbaskethi.org. Nani Lee, Director of Hawaii Island Food Basket also welcomes questions about The Food Basket at 933-6030.
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