Chef Alan Wong teamed up with UH Hilo to host the benefit.
Photos by Raiatea Arcuri.
The “Bento Benefit for Bob-Bob” raised $2,500 to help support University of Hawai‘i at Hilo’s equine program to fund medication, horse supplements, and veterinary care for horses at UH Hilo’s Agricultural Farm Laboratory in Pana‘ewa. In May 2018, with the Kilauea eruption in Puna, 22 horses and the mini-donkey Bob-Bob were displaced from their homes and fostered at the UH Hilo Farm. Their care has been provided by UH Hilo pre-veterinary students and volunteers.
The benefit is a partnership with UH Hilo, Chef Alan Wong, and the Adopt-A-Beehive with Alan Wong program, and Sodexo Dining Services. The UH Hilo farm is home to the apiary that is central to Alan Wong’s Adopt-a-Beehive Program.
Bentos were pre-sold and picked up on campus today where Bob-Bob was on hand to thank everyone in person.
Photos by Raiatea Arcuri, a professional photographer majoring in business at UH Hilo.