The Hawaii Foodbank has promoted Wes Perreira to Kaua‘i branch manager, where he will be responsible for day-to-day operations within the warehouse as well as community outreach. He most recently served as warehouse supervisor, according to a news release from the Hawai‘i Foodbank.
Prior to joining the Hawai‘i Foodbank – Kaua‘i Branch, Perreira served in various management positions within in the public and private sectors. Active in the community, he is involved with the Kaua‘i United Way, Boy Scouts of America and the Special Olympics.
“We are so pleased to promote Wes to Kaua‘i branch manager for the Hawai‘i Foodbank,” said President and CEO Gerald Shintaku. “Not only does he bring tremendous passion for his work, but also the ability to serve the people of Kauai in a multitude of different avenues.”
Serving Kaua‘i since 1992, the Hawai‘i Foodbank has helped families to get back on their feet and fight hunger. In 1994, the Hawai‘i Foodbank helped set up a 501(c)(3) so Kaua‘i could have its own food bank. In 2010, The Kaua‘i Food Bank changed its name to the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank (KIFB) and the Hawai‘i Foodbank established another operation on Kaua‘i for food distribution. Today, the Hawai‘i Foodbank – Kaua‘i Branch and the KIFB operate independently and serve families across the island.
The Hawai‘i Foodbank, in partnership with the food industry and community, serves as a link between charities and those in need of food assistance including the elderly, families, children and those facing financial crises each week.
Last year, the Hawai‘i Foodbank distributed more than 14 million pounds of food in O‘ahu and Kaua‘i. In addition, 3.8 million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables were distributed through the Hawai‘i Foodbank’s ‘Ohana Produce Program. The Hawai‘i Foodbank is a certified member of Feeding America and operates as the official food bank in the State of Hawai‘i.
Visit www.FoodbankHawaii.org or call (808) 836-3600 for more information.