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Hunger Awareness

D50 Food Drive (draft 8/4/22)
Wilbur Hunger Awareness (draft 7/22/22)
Food Collection Initiative Service Project Planner
Hawaii Lions Foodbank Virtual Donation

PDG Nadine Food Collection Sign Holding

We Have a Plan

Lions and Leos serve to improve human flourishing, and we see how the global hunger and nutrition crisis bears upon our local communities. We believe community improvement depends on the thriving of its members.

Hunger Awareness Committee (HAC) members (NI)

Blayne Hanagami (Akaka Falls), Nadine Nishioka (Manoa), Joyce Pang (Chinatown), Leelen Park (Hilo Crescent City), Irwin Santos (Kamehameha), Arlene Shimokawa (Kapahulu Moiliili), Shasta Yamada (Koko Head) 

Our Strategic Objective

Ensure all community members have access to nutritious foods.

Goal: Have D50 hunger projects (vs. by each island) whenever possible.

  • Look at hunger initiatives of other clubs/islands to get ideas
  • Recognize clubs’ hunger contributions and projects
  • Be a resource to clubs who need assistance

Plan: Reach out to all clubs

  • Get suggestions from HAC
  • Strategize with Foodbanks/Pantry/Basket
  • Send announcements as soon as possible
  • Add dates to D50 calendar
  • Involve the Leos

Food Collection Sign Holding

The D50 Lions will be sponsoring a Food Drive at the State Capitol on Saturday November 19th from 8am-12pm. 

We are looking for Lion and Leo volunteers to help wave signs, collect canned food, and donations. Contact Ellsworth if your members would like to volunteer.

  • Parking will be available at the Department of Health parking lot across from Queens Hospital on Punchbowl. Carpooling is recommended. A Lion will be stationed at the entrance.
  • Wear your Lion vest, shoes, sun protection, and bring fish nets and your own water

A Hawaii Lions virtual donation page (through Hawaii Foodbank) has also been established where the Lions and public can make monetary donations.

Text to donate keyword is VFD195 to 71777 (message and data rates may apply)
Make monetary donations at

Please tell your family, neighbors, and friends about the food drive.  Post information about the drive on social media and if you’re still working, post the flyer on your company bulletin boards.

If they are unable to make it to the State Capitol, ask them to make monetary donations on our fundraising website. A gift of just $10 can provide someone with meals for an entire week.

Please contact Lion Ellsworth Fujii – Hunger Awareness Chair @ (808) 347-0933 or email [email protected] if you have any questions.

Thank you for supporting our Global Cause for Hunger!

Select neighbor island Lion clubs will also be participating. Locations will be listed as they are confirmed.

Upcoming/planned Hunger Activities:

November 19, 2022 – District Lion Clubs Food Drive (State Capitol 9a-noon)
May 28, 2023 – World Hunger Day

Your charitable gift to the Hawaii Lions Foundation helps support our service programs. To mail in your tax deductible donation, simply send a check to:

405 N. Kuakini St. #801
Honolulu, HI  96817

PDG Chris Tamura holding cans of Spam

Executive Secretary:
Phone: (808) 755-9998
Email: [email protected]
405 N. Kuakini Street #801
Honolulu, HI 96817


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