My team put up some banners to honor the many who make the wheels of our economy churn! Be safe everyone! #honoringourworkers @upw @hawaiicarpentersunion @Ilwulocal142 @withgratitude @ Kula, Hawaii
Pukalani Superette . August 8 · Makawao, HI ·
We were approached with multiple requests to find a way to specifically help Upcountry people. To keep it Upcountry. We couldn't ignore it... so we put out a call for help.
Well, you guys definitely showed what it means to be #UpcountrySTRONG.
Thanks to all of you, we were able to provide food for 200 Upcountry families! This has to be the best community to live in. The amount of support has been incredible!
We used the funds collected to purchase canned and dry goods, as well as heartier vegetables. We tried to purchase from Upcountry farmers when we could, to keep the funds as Upcountry as possible.
The remarkable people at
showed up to do the work. They are selfless and driven and love Upcountry as much as we do! We look forward to collaborating again.
Seeing businesses like
Polli's Mexican Restaurant
Anytime Fitness Maui
answer our call for help gave this momentum... almost immediately after we did our first post, they decided to come forward.
provided the ground beef through
Maui Cattle Company
. They've been itching to contribute and as our ability to take on more families grew, they continued to up their beef donation to match it!
Oskie Rice Arena
provided the location and some funding... Our donation attempts could have fallen through without it. So, thank you. Without you, we would not be able to do things like this safely.
Thank you to all of those who came forward...
Maui Gold Pineapple
for your mountain of pineapples...
Tropical Paper Garden, LLC
for the reusable masks...
Fong Henry General Store
Rep. Troy Hashimoto
for the manpower...
Akakū Maui Community Media
Yuki Lei Sugimura
Da Country Flavas
Geeky Mamas Studios
American Savings Bank
H Hawaii Media
S & J Bakery Inc
Wai Ulu Feed Supply, Akamai Land Surveying, Fuji Sushi, Kelly's Appliance Repair, and Bryan Otani Farm.
Don't forget all of the individuals from near and far that donated! We even had an aunty at the store that donated some of her proceeds from a garage sale she held the weekend before!
We're so proud to be Upcountry with you
.. This is by far the best community. @ Oskie Rice Arena
WAILUKU, Hawaii—Councilmember Yuki Lei Sugimura will hold her monthly “Talk Story with Yuki Lei” outreach program at the Upcountry Farmers Market on Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m.
Sugimura said she invites the public to come and voice their concerns on Maui County issues that matter to them. Rep. Kyle Yamashita will also be available to discuss State-related issues with the community, she said.
“The Upcountry Farmers Market, located at Kulamalu Town Center near Longs Drugs in Pukalani, is a great outdoor venue for sharing concerns, discussing challenges and giving feedback on local issues,” Sugimura said. “To celebrate Leap Year day, I’ll also be giving away a jar of my homemade chocolate chip cookies at my ‘Talk Story’ booth.”
Sugimura said she’s available to meet with the public to hear their concerns on the second Saturday of each month at the Upcountry Farmers Market. Future Talk Story dates and more information are available at MauiCounty.us/Sugimura.
Sugimura holds the council seat for the Upcountry residency area, chairs the council’s Water, Infrastructure and Transportation Committee and is a member of the Kula Agricultural Park Committee.
Call the office of Councilmember Sugimura at (808) 270-7939 for questions.