KAANAPALI - Duke's Beach House recently donated $1,400 to Feed My Sheep, a local nonprofit that provides food to those in need.
The donation is part of the restaurant's Legacy of Aloha program that supports local organizations through specially created menus, events and employee donations.
Funds for this Legacy of Aloha donation were raised through the restaurant's nightly Duke's Tasting Menu in July, August and September.
Duke’s Beach House General Manager Shaughn Helliar (left) presents Feed My Sheep with its donation during a Henry Kapono performance at the oceanfront restaurant. Photo by Duke’s Beach House.
"We're proud to support such a terrific organization," said Duke's General Manager Shaughn Helliar. "Feed My Sheep serves 100,000 meals every month, and everyone here at Duke's definitely knows how much work that involves."
In addition to the monetary donation, many Duke's employees volunteered each week with Feed My Sheep in July, August and September.
The Chef's Tasting Menu is offered nightly from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. in the main dining room. The three-course menu includes a pupu, entree and dessert for just $25.95 per person.
For the months of October, November and December, a portion of the proceeds from the Tasting Menu will benefit Movember, a nonprofit organization that helps raise awareness for men's health issues.
Founded in 1999 by Joyce Kawakami, Feed My Sheep is a mobile food distribution program that drives trucks into Maui neighborhoods where poverty exists to feed the hungry. Feed My Sheep currently provides weekly distributions at six Maui locations: Hana, Haiku, Honokowai, Kihei, Lahaina and Wailuku.
Each recipient is provided one week's worth of groceries. The organization distributes the equivalent of approximately 140,000 meals per month. For information, call Feed My Sheep at 872-9100 or e-mail info@ FeedMySheepMaui.com.
For information on Duke's Beach House, call 662-2900 or visit www.dukesmaui.com.