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Gifts of Turkeys Given to Celebrate Thanksgiving

Maui Food Bank Director of Operations Keith Wright receives turkey donations from Maui Health System CEO Michael Rembis.

Maui Health System showed appreciation this holiday with Thanksgiving turkeys for all employees, and their families, many of whom donated theirs to Maui Food Bank.

“In Hawaii especially, sharing food brings people together and giving turkeys is a symbol of appreciation to our Maui Health System ‘ohana who ensure high-quality, affordable health care to our patients,” said Michael Rembis, Maui Health System CEO.

“American families consume 46 million turkeys on Thanksgiving – it’s a tradition, the centerpiece of most Thanksgiving meals, and a way to celebrate our blessings with family, friends and loved ones.”

The holidays are also a time to help those who are hungry in Maui County. Many staff members chose to donate their turkey to the Maui Food Bank.

“Thanks to the generous donation of Maui Memorial Medical Center and Kula Hospital staff, over 300 families will have a turkey on their table this Thanksgiving,” said Richard Yust, Maui Food Bank Executive Director. “We rely on the generosity and Aloha spirit of our community partners to help us fulfill our mission to help the hungry.”

Photo: Maui Food Bank Director of Operations Keith Wright receives turkey donations from Maui Health System CEO Michael Rembis.

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