GIFT gets food to the homeless

By Joleen Oshiro

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. on Dec 25, 2010

It was just last winter that Vivian Chau asked herself, “What’s my kuleana?”

One short year later, Chau is at the helm of a donation project that provides 1,000 pounds of fresh, locally produced food to the homeless each month. Her “Give It Fresh Today” — or GIFT — program involves dozens of volunteers and the good will of shoppers at the Hawaii Farm Bureau’s farmers market at Kapiolani Community College, where the food is collected and sent to shelters and church groups each week for homeless programs.

Contribution by Star Advertiser, Joleen Oshiro.

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