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Help feed the hungry at Times, Safeway stores

By Staff | Nov 26, 2010


HONOLULU — Hawaii residents are invited to help the needy in our community through the Hawaii Foodbank’s 17th annual “Check-Out Hunger” program.

Shoppers can donate at supermarkets statewide this holiday season, now through Jan. 10, 2011.

“There are more than 183,500 individuals in Hawaii who benefit from the Hawaii Foodbank, its partners and special campaigns like ‘Check-Out Hunger,’ “ said Gerald Shintaku, customer business manager of Kraft Foods in Hawaii.

“Kraft Foods proudly supports this well-deserving program, and we’re encouraging the community to help us spread the aloha spirit to those in need this holiday season.”

To donate to this year’s program, shoppers can tear off a bright green coupon during check out at participating grocery stores.

Donations can be made in three amounts: $2.81 to feed a child breakfast for a week, $12.43 to feed a senior lunch for a month and $16.84 to feed a family dinner for a week.

The amount of the coupon will be added to the bill and donated to the Hawaii Foodbank, Maui Food Bank, Hawaii Foodbank-Kauai Branch and The Food Basket on the Big Island.

Participating retailers include Times Supermarkets and Safeway Stores statewide.