May food drop-offs announced

  • Cars line up for The Food Basket's Ohana Drop on April 17 in the parking lot of Kekuaokalani Gymnasium and the Kona Community Aquatic Center. Fifty thousands pounds of food was distributed to 2,314 individuals. (Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today)

Hawaii County announced Tuesday it is working with The Food Basket, the Hawaii National Guard and the State Sheriff’s Division to provide food drop-offs islandwide in May amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Motorists should be aware of the potential for traffic congestion near the food distribution sites before and during the drop-off events. The Hawaii Police Department, the National Guard and Sheriff’s Division are assisting with traffic control.

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The following drop-offs are slated in West Hawaii during May:

• Waimea/Waikoloa Community Distribution will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at Waimea District Park.

• Ocean View Community Distribution will take place 10 a.m. to noon May 11 at Kahuku Park.

• Honaunau/Ho‘okena Community Distribution will take place 10 a.m. to noon at Ho‘okena Elementary School

• Kohala Community Distribution will take place 10 a.m. to noon May 18 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi.

• Kona Community Distribution will take place 10 a.m. to noon May 21 at Kekuaokalani Gymnasium.

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• Honoka‘a Community Distribution will take place 1 to 3 p.m. May 22 at Honoka‘a Sports Complex and Skate Park

• Pahala Community Distribution will take place 10 a.m. to noon May 26 at Ka‘u District Gym.

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