KAPALUA – When a world-class sporting occasion returned to Maui final week with the 2021 Sentry Event of Champions, the Sentry Insurance coverage Basis introduced that it donated $ 250,000 to the Maui Meals Financial institution.
The Maui Meals Financial institution is the county’s foremost security web for assuaging starvation. It at present serves 10,000 folks every week with emergency meals distributions.
Since Sentry grew to become a title sponsor of the Sentry Event of Champions, the mutual insurance coverage firm has spent vital time on the island establishing relationships with native organizations, talking with native leaders about areas of want, and turning into a part of the Maui neighborhood.
“Over the previous three years, Maui has turn out to be our house away from house.” stated Pete McPartland, Sentry chairman, president and CEO. “The pandemic has been significantly devastating to the Maui financial system. The unemployment charges right here have been a few of the highest within the nation. We wished to assist in a significant method, supporting households and native companies in Maui County. “
The Maui Meals Financial institution donation is the second of two donations made to the island neighborhood by the muse this yr, collectively for a complete of $ 450,000. In Could 2020, the muse additionally donated $ 200,000 to the Maui United Method as a part of a $ 1.07 million dedication to help coronavirus aid throughout the nation.
The Maui Meals Financial institution not solely instantly serves neighborhood members, but additionally helps native companies by buying meals from native farmers, markets, bakeries, and different companies.
“We’re at present experiencing extraordinarily excessive unemployment in Maui and the encompassing areas, which in flip results in many residents needing meals help.” stated Richard Yust, govt director of the Maui Meals Financial institution. “We could not be extra grateful for Sentry’s donation, as it should assist us proceed to maintain our neighborhood in these tough occasions.”
The donation can be used to help the meals financial institution’s emergency meals field distributions to assist with starvation and different fundamental wants.