Big Island Drug Court Gives Back During National Drug Court MonthPosted on Jun 21, 2019 in Featured News, News & Reports
Big Island Drug Court (BIDC) volunteers and staff joined forces in May to give back to the Hawaii island community with a series of special events to celebrate National Drug Court Month 2019.
More than 90 Hilo Drug Court participants, graduates, and probation officers gathered for a sign waving event near the Kanoelehua Avenue Walgreens on May 15. They worked for several hours to raise awareness of the impacts of drug abuse and suicide, and to put a human face on these important issues.
The Hilo Drug Court held a food drive at the Hilo Walmart on May 17. They raised over $1,400 and collected nearly 300 pounds of food for the Hilo Food Basket.
Kona Drug Court participants and staff assembled at the KTA Super Store in Kailua-Kona on May 31 for their annual food drive benefitting the Kona Food Basket. Event volunteers and community members donated more than $1,600 and 750 pounds of food.
The BIDC continues to assist The Food Basket in its mission to end hunger in Hawaii County. The organization helps feed children from low-income or homeless families, elderly, veterans, and many addicts in the early stages of recovery.
Mahalo to the Hawaii island community for its support of all BIDC-sponsored events throughout the year!