9-11-23 Police Thank Community for Making Third Annual Fill a Cruiser Event a Success

Hawai‘i Police Department
Kona Community Policing Section
Sergeant Brandon Mansur
Phone: (808) 326-4646, Ext.259

Media Release

Hawai‘i Police Department’s (HPD) Kona Community Policing Section would like to thank the Hawai‘i Island community for making its third annual “Fill a Cruiser Food Drive” event such a success. More than 2,000 pounds of food and $4,784 in cash donations was raised during the event, which was held at the Kona Costco parking lot on Friday, September 1, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Hawaii Police Department’s Kona Community Policing Section partnered up with Costco, the Food Basket Inc., and KAPA Radio personality Tommy Ching to assist island residents in need of food.

During the event, a marked police cruiser was parked at the main entrance of Costco where non-perishable food items could be donated. Monetary donations were also accepted by the Food Basket.

In light of the recent devastating wildfires on Maui, this year’s monetary donations will be donated to the Maui Food Bank and the collected food donations will remain on Hawai‘i Island and distributed to Hawai’i Island residents.

HPD’s Kona Community Policing Section would like to express its sincere gratitude to Costco, the Food Basket Inc., KAPA Radio, and the community for their participation in this event.

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