AlohaCare donates $15,000 to The Food Basket for lava emergency

  • AlohaCare donated $15,000 to The Food Basket to benefit evacuees of the current Kilauea eruption. (AlohaCare/Courtesy Photo)
  • AlohaCare donated $15,000 to The Food Basket to benefit evacuees of the current Kilauea eruption. (AlohaCare/Courtesy Photo)

AlohaCare has donated $15,000 to The Food Basket for the Lava Flow Evacuees Aid Fund.

Two neighborhoods in Puna, with an estimated population of nearly 2,000 people, were given evacuation orders on May 3 when the first volcanic fissure opened. Nearby communities have been given a warning to evacuate at a moment’s notice.

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AlohaCare’s care team are in contact with members in the impacted areas to make sure they are safe. As the eruptions continue, AlohaCare supports The Food Basket’s outreach efforts to evacuees.

“The health and safety of our members on Hawaii Island are our main concern right now,” AlohaCare CEO Laura Esslinger said in a press release. “The residents of Puna are resilient and we hope to be a helping hand in this time of great need.”

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“The Food Basket distributes food to more than 100 agencies on Hawaii Island. Our mission is to provide food for the shelters. We appreciate the support from donors statewide to help Puna residents in this time of emergency,” Food Basket Executive Director Kristin Frost Albrecht said.

AlohaCare serves more than 12,000 members on Hawaii Island and have branch offices in Hilo and Kona. To contact AlohaCare, call 973-0712.