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Alii Kula Lavender holds ‘Feed Your Community’ food drive

January 10, 2013
The Maui Weekly

Maui's Alii Kula Lavender (AKL) farm started a "Feed Your Community" campaign by collecting non-perishable foods as a collaboration with the Maui Food Bank since August of this year.

Alii Kula Lavender is a lifestyle company that is located on the slopes of Haleakala in Kula with over 55,000 lavender plants.

"In honor of my dad, Ali'i Chang, AKL began a food drive by waiving admission to the farm for anyone bringing in a non-perishable food donation," said Koa Chang, farmer and COO. "We are elated to be dropping off another box of canned goods to the Maui Food Bank--now totaling 1,000 pounds of food collected from our farm this year."

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Maui’s Alii Kula Lavender (AKL) farm started an ongoing “Feed Your Community” campaign by collecting non-perishable foods as a collaboration with the Maui Food Bank (MFB) this year. Pictured above are (left to right) Lani Weigert of AKL, MFB Director Keith Wright, Judy Franco of MFB, MFB Development Director Marlene Rice, Joanne Musielak of MFB and Koa Chang of AKL.

"Balancing community and commerce is critical to sustainability," said Lani Weigert, co-founder.

"Helping the Maui Food Bank fight hunger is a privilege and making our food drive an ongoing effort is an honor," said Chang.

The Maui Food Bank's mission is to help the hungry in Maui County by collecting and distributing food through community partnerships. The Maui Food Bank serves over 10,000 people a month who are in need of food. A dynamic network of nonprofit organizations and agencies work with the Maui Food Bank to distribute food to the hungry and who offer over 100 relief programs. This year the Maui Food Bank will distribute over 1.5 million pounds of food to the hungry.

To visit or find out more about the Maui Food Bank "Feed Your Community" food drive, visit and click on events, or call (808) 878-3004.



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