Imagine having to choose between buying groceries and paying your water or electricity bill. Unfortunately this describes a very real situation faced by many Hawai`i families on a regular basis.
Each fall the Punahou community is asked to open their hearts and their cupboards by donating nonperishable food items. And each fall, our community rises to the challenge. By donating food, we feed others and hopefully reduce some of the problems and anxiety caused by having to choose between basic life necessities like running water or food.
The annual food drive at Punahou School is an important component of the Hunger and Homelessness schoolwide service theme. Through this theme, which takes place each October and November, teachers and students are encouraged to connect hunger and homelessness to what is happening in the classroom.
The Journey of the Can
The issue of hunger in America affects our whole community and it is the responsibility of everyone to find a solution. This video was created by Punahou freshman and "Luke Leader" Alayna, to educate children about this issue and to inspire them to take action. Follow the journey of a single can as it travels from the donation table at a canned food drive into the hands of someone who needs it.