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Maui Health Donates Over 2,000 Pounds of Turkey to Maui Food Bank

Community news | Friday, November 25, 2022

Wailuku, Hawaii (November 22, 2022) –Maui Health continued its holiday tradition this year donating over 200 turkeys to the Maui Food Bank.

This year marks the sixth consecutive year that Maui Health has supported Maui Food Bank’s efforts to help provide a Thanksgiving meal to Maui County residents in need.

Additionally, last week and every November since 2017, each of Maui Health’s over 1,500 employees on Maui including at Maui Memorial Medical Center, Maui Memorial Medical Center Outpatient Clinic and new Wound Care and Hyperbaric Therapy clinic, and Kula Hospital, was gifted a turkey by Maui Health’s leadership team to enjoy over the holiday. Lānaʻi Community Hospital employees were gifted a ham. Many staff members chose to donate their own turkey to the Maui Food Bank.

“Our annual turkey distribution has been such an amazing tradition,” said Michael Rembis, Maui Health CEO. “It gives us time and space to express our gratitude and represents a small token of appreciation for our team’s tireless commitment to taking care of our community. We’re able to also extend our compassionate care outside of our hospital walls by partnering with the Maui Food Bank to help feed our community.”

“This year, especially, with the cost of food increasing, we have more families in need than ever,” said Brandi Saragosa, Maui Food Bank Director of Operations. “We are so grateful for Maui Health’s support each year. This year’sdonationof over 2,300 pounds of turkey will help our partner agencies be able to serve hot Thanksgiving meals and help put a turkey on the table for so many families across Maui County.”


About Maui Health

Maui Health, aka Maui Health System, community hospitals and associated clinics affiliated with Kaiser Permanente, includes Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital, Lanai Community Hospital and associated clinics, and serves the people of Maui and Lanai. The facilities under Maui Health employ more than 1600 Maui County residents, partner with over 460 hospital-based physicians, clinicians, and community-based primary and specialty physicians, and are open to all patients regardless of health insurance coverage. Maui Health is committed to delivering high quality, affordable, patient-centered health care and improving the health of the community. Maui Health is supported by Kaiser Permanente’s industry-leading technology systems, evidence-based medicine and nationally recognized care quality. For more information, visit

About Maui Food Bank

Maui Food Bank’s mission is to help the hungry in Maui County by collecting and distributing food through community partnerships. The Maui Food Bank serves 10,000 people a month who are food insecure. This includes the working poor, children and youth, seniors, the homeless, anyone who is at risk of going hungry.

Press photo(s) attached (high res images available upon request):

  1. Maui Health CEO Mike Rembis and Maui Food Bank Director of Operations Brandi Saragosa pose at Maui Memorial Medical Center this week for Maui Health’s annual turkey donation.
  2. Maui Food Bank Driver Keanu Miller starts to load the first half of Maui Health’s donation. In total, Maui health donated 44 cases, and over 2,300 pounds of turkey to Maui Food Bank.
  3. Maui Food Bank Director of Operations Brandi Saragosa hands off a case of turkeys to Maui Food Bank driver Keanu Miller, at Maui Memorial Medical Center this week.