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Alice in Wonderland Benefit for Maui Food Bank

Let them eat cake? Donate healthy and much needed food instead. Then you'll get cake.
February 26, 2010

Alice in Wonderland Benefit for Maui Food Bank

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By Mark Harbison

In light of the economic struggles that some members of the Maui community are dealing with, the timing has never been better for doing your part to help.

Molly Jacobson, a local food writer and blogger is hosting a fundraiser at Whole Foods in Kahului on March 6, her birthday. Between the hours of 3-4:30p.m. she hopes to raise at least $5000 for the Maui Food Bank. The plan is ambitious, but that's why the theme is Alice in Wonderland. Jacobson quotes, "It might sound impossible, but as they say in Wonderland, I like to believe at least six impossible things before breakfast."

The benefit will involve red velvet cake and hot tea that will be provided by Whole Foods in honor of the theme. Many local chefs will be donating to the cause, including Chef James McDonald of I'o, Chef Brian Etheredge of Capische? and Dana Pastula of Café O'Lei.

As professionals in the food industry, living out their passion, it seems that many cooks, chefs and those with related careers are acutely aware of the hunger problem. Jacobson feels that while she obsesses about food as it relates to her job, there are those on Maui that obsess about food because they don't have any. This is a situation that she finds understandably "unacceptable."

The Maui Food Bank has recently reported a 20% increase in the need for their services, including children, seniors, the working poor and the homeless. Many have to forgo food in order to pay for medical expenses, rent or gas for transportation.

If you would like to participate in giving back to the community (while enjoying delicious cake and hot tea), you can help by making a financial donation or dropping off canned meat and tuna, canned fruits and vegetables, canned meals and soups with protein, cereal, rice and pasta.

Jacobson has also extended an invitation to contributors, stating, "If you want to be playful, come dressed as your favorite Alice in Wonderland character and go to the movies with us after the party.”


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Blogs for February 2010

Alice in Wonderland Benefit for Maui Food Bank

Posted on February 26, 2010
Alice in Wonderland Benefit for Maui Food Bank

By Mark Harbison

In light of the economic struggles that some members of the Maui community are dealing with, the timing has never been better for doing your part to help.

Molly Jacobson, a local food writer and blogger is hosting a fundraiser at Whole… Continue Reading

The Great Maui Whale Count

Posted on February 19, 2010
The Great Maui Whale Count

By Mark Harbison

The Great Maui Whale Count, which is an annual event hosted by the Pacific Whale Foundation, will take place on February 27th. Researchers and Staff work with volunteers every year to count sightings of humpback whales from many Maui shores.

Last year, there were over… Continue Reading

Stimulus Health Funding for Hawaii

Posted on February 12, 2010
Stimulus Health Funding for Hawaii

By Mark Harbison

The recent buzz is that Hawaii has received $912,713 in federal funds to support projects and programs to promote nutrition, physical activity and to combat smoking.

This money is, of course, part of the $119 million in stimulus funds that were given to the U.S.… Continue Reading

Maui Class on Marketing Your Business

Posted on February 05, 2010
Maui Class on Marketing Your Business

By Mark Harbison

The Maui County Business Resource Center is hosting another good class to bolster businesses in Maui's economy.

There are plenty of intrepid Maui entrepreneurs with excellent business ideas. Often, when you come up with one, it just clicks. You wonder why you never thought… Continue Reading

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