Hot Shots – 8/2/23

Grant Helps Restaurant Industry Thrive

Hawai‘i National Bank recently awarded a $1,000 grant to Hawai‘i Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, whose mission is to enhance the restaurant and food service industries through education, community engagement and promotion of career opportunities. Pictured (from left) are Bryan Luke, president and CEO, Hawai‘i National Bank; and HRAEF’s executive director Sheryl Matsuoka and chairman Nathan Okinaka. PHOTO COURTESY HAWAI‘I RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

Campaign Embraces Kindness, Helps ‘Ohana

Zippy’s recently selected Help, Understanding & Group Support (HUGS) to be a part of its Mahalo May Campaign. For a week in May, proceeds from Kōkua Pac sales, totaling $2,000, were donated to HUGS. Pictured (from left) are Alex Wereszczynskyj, development director, HUGS; Amy Morton-Sogi, executive director, HUGS; and Paul Yokota, president, Zippy’s/FCH Enterprises. PHOTO COURTESY HELP, UNDERSTANDING & GROUP SUPPORT (HUGS)