Maui Health System Helps Provide Holiday Meals

November 30, 2018, 7:39 AM HST · Updated November 30, 7:39 AM
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Maui Health System continued its holiday tradition this year, donating hundreds of turkeys to the Maui Food Bank last week.  Additionally, each of Maui Health System’s over 1,500 employees was gifted a turkey to enjoy this holiday season.

Maui Memorial Medical Center Executive Chef Gregory Gaspar, Maui Food Bank Director of Operations and Maui Health System CEO Michael Rembis with some of the turkeys being donated to Maui Food Bank. PC: Maui Health System.

“In Hawaiʻi especially, sharing food brings people together and giving turkeys is a symbol of appreciation to our Maui Health System ‘ohana who ensure high-quality, affordable health care to our patients,” said Michael Rembis, Maui Health System CEO. “It’s a tradition, the centerpiece of most Thanksgiving meals, and a way to celebrate our blessings with family, friends and loved ones.”

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The holidays are also a time to help those who are hungry in Maui County. Many staff members chose to donate their turkey to the Maui Food Bank.

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“Thanks to the generous donation of Maui Memorial Medical Center and Kula Hospital staff, over 1,300 people were able to have a turkey meal this Thanksgiving,” said Keith Wright, Maui Food Bank Director of Operations. “We rely on the generosity and Aloha spirit of our community partners to help us fulfill our mission to help the hungry.”

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