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Press Releases: Hawaii

January 4, 2011

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Helps Brighten the New Year for Many Maui Families

WAILUKU, Hawaii — Kaiser Permanente Hawaii today presented $10,000 to the Maui Food Bank to support the Fresh for All Program, which purchases fresh produce from local farmers and distributes it to needy families.

“Good nutrition is the foundation of a healthy family,” said George Talbot, MD, Kaiser Permanente physician leader Maui. “This program not only brings fresh fruits and vegetables to those in need, it also supports local farmers, so it is a great contribution to the overall health of our community.”

The Maui Food Bank helps the hungry in Maui County by collecting and distributing food through community partnerships. More than 100 member agencies from faith-based and community service organizations shop at the Maui Food Bank. These agencies provide direct service to the needy by distributing food through pantries, serving meals at soup kitchens, shelters, homeless drop-in centers and mobile outreach programs.

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii also recently donated $4,500 to the Maui United Way for general community program support.


About Kaiser Permanente Hawaii
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has provided total health to the people of Hawaii for more than 50 years. Care for members is focused on their total health being guided by their personal physicians, specialists, and team of caregivers. Expert care and medical teams are supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery, and world-class chronic disease management. Its physicians are members of the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group, the largest and most experienced multi-specialty physician group practice in the state of Hawaii. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, and the support of community health. Visit kp.org for additional information.

About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 8.6 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support. For more information, go to www.kp.org/newscenter.