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Volunteers, Donations Sought for 30th Annual Thanksgiving Feast for Those in Need

November 15, 2019, 11:42 AM HST
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The tradition of feeding those in need in West Maui on Thanksgiving Day continues thanks to the support of the LahainaTown Action Committee, with the help of local businesses and community members.

The luncheon, made up of turkey and all the traditional holiday fixings, will be served Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the King Kamehameha III Elementary School cafeteria in Lahaina. The school is located at 611 Front Street in Lahaina. All are welcome to attend this free community luncheon.

Volunteers are needed to help set up from 7 to 10 a.m., serve the meal from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and additional volunteers are needed to help with cleanup from 2 to 3:30 p.m.  Volunteers can register in advance on the LahainaTown Action Committee Facebook page or online at www.visitlahaina.com. All volunteers need to check-in at the volunteer registration table when they arrive at King Kamehameha III Elementary School for their shift.

Donations are also sought to help purchase turkeys and other supplies for approximately 400 people, as well as volunteers to help set-up the lunch, serve and clean up.

Check donations can be dropped off at the Lahaina Visitor Center in the Old Lahaina Courthouse located at 648 Wharf Street Suite 101 or mailed to LahainaTown Action Committee, ATTN: Thanksgiving 648 Wharf Street Suite 101 Lahaina, HI 96761.  Donations can also be made online at: www.visitlahaina.com.

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“We are so happy to be able to continue this tradition in Lahaina Town, said Sne Patel, President of LahainaTown Action Committee, and “the support from the community for this event inspires us every year. From the restaurants that donate food, to the hundreds of volunteers including keiki from all of the Lahaina schools who serve the meal, to the support of those who donate monetarily from home and afar – this event is truly a community event that embodies the spirit of aloha.”

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