Video: Hawaii family disappointed after thief gets away with food donation

On Saturday, letter carriers throughout Hawaii and across the nation collected food donations to help “Stamp Out Hunger.” The National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC) Food Drive is in its 23rd year. It’s the nation’s largest one-day food drive.

For residents, it’s very simple to donate. You’re told to place canned goods and other non-perishable food items in a plastic bag, and leave it next to the mailbox for pick-up.

But for one Hawaii Kai family, their good deed turned sour when their donation was taken… but not by a postal worker.

On Saturday morning, the Fujieki family placed their donated food items in a marked plastic bag and left it right next to their mailbox. Little did they know, the items wouldn’t make it to their destination. Surveillance video shows a man taking the bag of food just before 8 a.m. He was there for less than two minutes and then rode off.

Source: Family disappointed after thief gets away with food donation | KHON2

  • LloydStreetMarty

    hopefully the person who took the items was in need and not just a thief.

  • paul

    While I was driving down the street delivering my route and picking up bags of food, I noticed a woman who lives on my route walking with her grandson who was pushing a shopping cart and watched him pick up a bag of food and place it in the cart along with six or seven other bags of food they had already stolen. I confronted them and told them that was not their food and took the cart with the food from them and put the bags into the back of my LLV. I also told the grandmother she was teaching her grandson to be a thief.

  • Mr payaso

    It would be easier also to have option of people going to local post office as well if practical

  • retired too

    sorry, but the person was a thief, stealing from those in need

  • LloydStreetMarty

    granted he is a thief, if you read my comment you’ll see I said that. I was just hoping that the person was someone who could be helped by the food. Since it was a package for postal delivery it should be a federal offence for tampering with the mail.

  • Roger Doger

    That could have been costly on your end. Better to call the police than confront someone.

  • Roger Doger

    I’m positive if you dropped off the food at the local post office they would take care of it. After all, it’s likely that the mail carriers are bringing the food back to that location at the end of the day.

    In my town, we have retirees manning truck at many of the grocery stores. Carriers drop by on the lunch breaks to unload.

    And like the new clip says, you can leave a note and the carrier will come up to the door to pick it up. Well, most will.

  • Roger Doger

    Those bags do contain a G-10 stamp. So yes, they are stealing mail.

  • paul

    This would have been a very low priority call for the police. By the time they responded, if they responded at all, the thief would have been home stocking her pantry with her ill-gotten gains. I considered the “threat” to be very low to non-existent.

  • paul

    Roger,
    Pretty sure if you look at the bags you won’t find a “G-10” stamp anywhere on them.

  • Roger Doger

    Ours do. So do the post cards. If they don’t, you can’t legally deliver them.

  • Roger Doger

    The public can accuse you of things you did not do. Management will take their side. Then you have a long battle to clear your name. While possibly being on unpaid leave.

    Your job is not worth a few cans of food.

  • paul

    Probably, except for the people who were out in their yards witnessing the entire event.

  • Roger Doger

    Fare enough.