Hometown Heroes: Realtors collect a ton of food for island’s hungry

  • The local office’s 27 volunteers collected donations for The Food Basket at KTA Super Stores and ChoiceMart around the island during its Red Day on May 13. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • The ohana of Keller Williams Realty Maui — Big Island collected a ton of nonperishable food items for The Food Basket during its Red Day on May 13. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • A ton of nonperishable food items for The Food Basket were collected during Keller Williams Realty Maui — Big Island Red Day on May 13. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • The local office’s 27 volunteers collected donations for The Food Basket at KTA Super Stores and ChoiceMart around the island during its Red Day on May 13. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Editor’s note: Each Wednesday, West Hawaii Today is publishing a story about individuals, groups or organizations that have helped make life better for others in our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ohana of Keller Williams Realty Maui — Big Island collected a ton of nonperishable food items for The Food Basket during its annual Red Day on May 13.

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Since May 2009, the entire company of Keller Williams Realty, which operates in the U.S., Canada and abroad, has set aside the second Thursday of the month to renew, energize, and donate within the communities they serve.

The local office’s 27 volunteers collected donations for The Food Basket at KTA Super Stores and ChoiceMart around the island that day.

“We collected over 2,000 pounds of food to help feed hungry ohanas from 7 different stores around the island,” the office said.

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For more information, contact the Kona office at (808) 930-5900 or AgentServicesKona@gmail.com, or the Hilo office at (808) 930-5910 or Rochelle Beck Augustine at (808) 960-4231 or homesandchocolate@gmail.com.

Know a Hometown Hero that should be highlighted next Wednesday? It can be anybody, from a youngster doing good for the community, to a professional helping with the COVID-19 pandemic, or even a kupuna! Please send your nominations to cjensen@westhawaiitoday.com with the subject: Hometown Heroes Nomination. Please include the hero’s name, contact information and what makes them a hero.

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