Hawaii banks exceed expectations in food drive
The Hawaii Bankers Association's member banks said they exceeded their expectations during a recent food drive for the Hawaii Foodbank.
The banks collected more than 26,000 pounds and $24,000 through all branches of its member banks statewide. The money and food will be divided between the various island Foodbanks depending on where they were collected, said Gary Y. Fujitani, executive director of the Hawaii Bankers Association.
"We sincerely appreciate the efforts of all of the member banks of the Hawaii Bankers Association," said Richard Grimm, president of the Hawaii Foodbank. "They exceeded our expectations and it's exciting to consider the possibilities in the future given their hundreds of branch locations statewide."
The Hawaii Bankers Association is a trade organization made up of American Savings Bank, Bank of Hawaii, Bank of the Orient, Central Pacific Bank, Finance Factors, First Hawaiian Bank, Hawaii National Bank, HomeStreet Bank, Ohana Pacific Bank, Pacific Rim Bank and Territorial Savings Bank.