On Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., members of the Maui Police Department’s Traffic Section organized a free car wash at the former Kmart location parking lot. Donations of food items and cash were accepted. This was part of a fundraising effort by the department benefiting the Maui Food Bank.
The car wash serviced 86 cars and brought in 645 pounds of food and $1,278.55 in cash and checks.
During the month of July, the Maui Police Department and Maui Fire Department entered into a friendly competition to see who could raise more donations for the Maui Food Bank. Donations bins were placed at all police and fire stations, the county building and businesses who supported the effort. The drive ended on July 31, 2017 with the Police Department coming out on top after all donations were tallied. A grand total of 5,815 pounds of food and $3,536.86 in cash donations were collected between the two departments.