Bayer Employees Donate Food Statewide
Bayer Hawaii News Release
Two weeks ago, Bayer Hawaii employees from the company’s Oahu farms presented 846 pounds of donated food collected by employees from Kunia, Haleiwa and Upper Kunia to the Hawai’i Food Bank in Oahu. Bayer employees donated more than 1,891 pounds of food in total across Oahu, Maui and Molokai. Molokai’s donation totaled 515 pounds.
The food was collected by Bayer Hawaii employees as part of a larger statewide initiative held in September. Bayer works every day toward its vision of Health for All, Hunger for None. That’s why employees on Oahu, Maui and Molokai partnered with local foodbanks for Hunger Action Month to collect non-perishable food items to support members of the community who are experiencing food insecurity.
Molokai’s Piilani Augustiro, administrative assistant at Bayer, was a coordinator of the event at the Molokai site, which collected nearly 500 pounds of food donations in a single evening.
“I’m grateful to be a part of a company recognizes and steps up to meet the needs in our communities,” she said. “With so many struggling today, it’s nice to know that we can contribute and make an impact.”
Each September Feeding America and its affiliate food banks across the country recognize Hunger Action Month, a campaign to mobilize communities to fight to end hunger. In Hawaii alone, one in six people face food insecurity.
In addition to last week’s donation, the Bayer Asian Society Inclusion Alliance (BASIA) spearheaded the September food drive that culminated with the drop-off of 1,800 pounds of food items on Sept. 23 as part of Hunger Action Day. That donation followed an $18,100 grant provided by the Bayer Fund in July to support Hawai’i Foodbank’s Food 4 Keiki School and Keiki Pantry program.
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