HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Susannah Wesley Community Center held a food collection drive in Kalihi on Saturday, Nov. 21.

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The drive helps Susannah Wesley Community Center replenish its food pantry in time for Thanksgiving. This years drive was a drive-thru collection, so donors did not need to exit their vehicles as volunteers unloaded their donated food for them.

Some participants lined up an hour before the collection started, and others drove from as far away as Mililani to donate food.

The pandemic and high unemployment has created an urgent need for more food.

“We’ve been running an emergency food pantry for over 40 years, and our stock was running low. So we put the cry out for a shout out to refill our pantry, and the response has been amazing. Amazing.”

Joni Chun, Susannah Wesley community center executive director

Susannah Wesley serves Kalihi — one of the hardest-hit communities from COVID-19 — by distributing food to people in need on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

For more information about Susannah Wesley Community Center or for information on how to get involved, click here.

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