Maui Resorts Donate 1000 Pounds of Produce and Provisions to Nonprofits
Two Maui resorts donated more than 1,000 pounds of produce and provisions to local nonprofits as island hotels cope with the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort donated more than 600 pounds of produce and provisions to Feed My Sheep and the Maui Food Bank. On Thursday, the hotel distributed care packages to employees with essentials like toilet paper, fresh produce and food items.
“Grand Wailea is stepping up and doing our part to support our team members and our Maui community,” said J.P. Oliver, managing director at the Grand Wailea. “The more than 600 pounds of food we donated to our nonprofit partners – the Maui Food Bank, and Feed My Sheep – will be a critical lifeline for the families who need it.”
On Friday, The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua invited employees to a Farmer’s Market in which they were given fruits and vegetables. At the event, employees were also connected with additional resources to support them in this difficult time – including assistance with submitting unemployment claims and access to online educational and counseling resources.
The resort also donated supplies like sheets, shampoo, shower gel and more to a COVID-19 quarantine center; donated more than 450 pounds of food to the Maui Food Bank; and donated toilet papers, sundries and clothes to Women Helping Women.
Andrew Rogers, general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua said, “These efforts to give back and support our employees and the people of Maui are more important now than ever before. At The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, we know that we are truly all in this canoe together as we navigate the challenging times ahead.”