CPB introduces the Meals 4 Maui initiative for the holiday season
HONOLULU, HI (Nov. 15, 2023) – Central Pacific Bank (CPB) today announced its new initiative called Meals 4 Maui, which partners with Chef Hui to provide locally sourced nutritious meals to residents impacted by the Maui wildfires, while supporting local small businesses and farmers. Meals 4 Maui also hopes to spread warmth and hope during the holidays sending the message that together, we can make a positive difference in people’s lives.
“The holidays will certainly feel different for the many who lost homes or their livelihood and we want to provide the meals as a show of support to let people know they continue to be in our hearts and minds,” said CPB Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Brandt Farias. “CPB is happy to team up with Chef Hui, a coalition of local chefs and food service providers, to deliver healthy holiday meals to our friends and neighbors who continue to feel the effects of the devastating wildfires.”
“A donation of $32 feeds a family of four a nourishing, chef-driven meal made of locally sourced ingredients, meaning your dollar is supporting three communities on Maui – local farmers, local restaurants, and displaced residents,” said Amanda Noguchi, Chef Hui. “This impactful program keeps farmers farming, chefs cooking and communities fed.”
People are encouraged to help the cause by making a donation to Meals 4 Maui at any Central Pacific Bank branch or online by visiting cpb.bank/meals-4-maui from Nov. 15 through Dec. 15, 2023.
100% of your donation will go directly to Chef Hui, which will buy ingredients and supplies needed to make holiday meals specially prepared by locally owned and operated Maui restaurants and chefs. To further support the cause, Central Pacific Bank will match every dollar collected up to a total donation of $25,000.
For more details on the Meals 4 Maui initiative please click here.
Chef Hui brings together local cooks and food service providers in Hawaii to serve the community and strengthen their connection to the food system. In times of need, Chef Hui activates its network of chefs and coproducers to provide culturally appropriate and locally sourced food to those in need. Through this work, they support farmers, independent producers, and like-minded organizations in pursuit of a more resilient, collaborative and compassionate world. With partners throughout Hawaii and beyond, their vision is to expand our efforts to support the Pacific region and collaborate with similar programs.
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About Central Pacific Bank
Central Pacific Financial Corp. is a Hawaii-based bank holding company with approximately $7.64 billion in assets as of Sept. 30, 2023. Central Pacific Bank, its primary subsidiary, operates 27 branches and 58 ATMs in the State of Hawaii. Central Pacific Financial Corp. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol "CPF." For additional information, please visit: cpb.bank