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8-30-21 Police Teaming Up with Costco and the Food Basket for Inaugural Fill a Cruiser Event Sept. 3

Hawai‘i Police Department
Community Policing Section
Sergeant Michael D. Hardie
Phone: (808) 326-4646 Ext. 259

Media Release

Hawai‘i Police Department is teaming up with The Food Basket Inc. and Costco for the first annual Fill A Cruiser Food Drive event Friday, September 3, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Kona Costco.

In this inaugural event, the Kona Community Policing Section will have a marked police cruiser parked in front of Costco and members of Costco and the general public can donate nonperishable food items. Members of the public can place the donated food items on a table fronting the store or into the police cruiser.

All nonperishable food items will then be distributed to the Food Basket, who will in turn provide it to residents of Hawai‘i Island in need. Officers will adhere to all County mandated social distancing guidelines maintaining six feet distance and wearing of masks.

This event is a great opportunity for our island community to assist the Food Basket, which plays a pivotal role in providing food assistance to many people in our community. 

HPD’s Kona Community Policing Section would like to express its sincere gratitude to Costco of Kona and its employees for their participation and to the Food Basket Inc. for all their hard work providing food to Hawai‘i Island residents.