Golf Tournament Fundraiser
Golf Tournament Fundraiser for the Peace Committee
Approximately seven months ago, the Peace Committee began its program, “Feeding Our Keiki,” which eventually evolved into Feeding Our Keiki and Kupuna. Every Friday, volunteers come together to prepare a meal in the kitchen, serving children from the Hamakua Youth Center and other members of the community, including the elderly, families in the community, and those in need. (As a gauge of the need for this program, more than 60% of students at the high school come from families who qualify for free or reduced lunches.)
The program has operated on a shoestring budget, with funding coming mainly from individuals donating cash and their time. The First United Methodist Church has provided a grant of $600 for the first year's operation. Hawaii Petroleum has made a contribution to defray the fuel costs of the weekly drive to Kona for donations from Costco and subsidized purchases from the Food Bank.
By now, the Peace Committee and volunteers have been able to provide more than 3,000 meals at no charge to the community. In partnership with Kupuna Malama Seniors Program, each month we are also able to provide 100 bags of groceries to the elderly, over 1,100 pounds of groceries.
In order to continue to operate the program, the Peace Committee and Kupuna Malama Seniors Program are hosting a fund-raising golf tournament at Waikoloa Village Golf Course. Tee off time will be 7:45 am on October 13th. There will be a luncheon and awards ceremony, a silent auction, as well as a $25,000 hole-in-one contest. For more information call Roland Kaneshiro 987-7712 or Bernice Kalani 731-9436.
Information and entry form are available at the temple website: www.
|Event Date||10-13-2019 7:00 am|
|Event End Date||10-13-2019 1:30 pm|