LAHAINA - On Thursday, March 22, at two locations on the West Side, a mobile produce market called FMS Produce will begin selling fresh Upcountry produce to benefit Feed My Sheep and the hungry on Maui.
The first stop will be in Lahaina at the Republic Parking lot on the corner of Dickenson and Wainee streets from 10 a.m. to noon, and the second site will be in Kahana in the Lahaina Christian Fellowship parking lot at 4275 Hine Way from 2 to 4 p.m.
Joyce Kawakami, the founder, a full-time volunteer and CEO of Feed My Sheep, wrote: "This will be a great benefit to the poor on Maui. Those who financially qualify will be able to buy the produce at a 75 percent discount, and SNAP (food stamps) will be accepted.
Needy residents can now buy Upcountry produce through Feed My Sheep.
"All others in the community will be able to shop at the market as well, and their purchase will directly benefit the needy on Maui."
Feed My Sheep is starting this innovative program to make sure that healthy food is available to the poor on Maui at a price they can afford.
The effort will also help the charity generate more income to help ensure the continuation of its six mobile, island-wide food distribution programs.
Feed My Sheep plans to expand this program to other areas on Maui later this year.
The new program is part of the Communities Putting Prevention to Work Initiative with the state Department of Health, Maui District.
For information, call Kawakami at 872-9100.