As our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the people of Japan, we have begun collecting donations at checkout to support disaster relief efforts in Japan.
On Thursday, March 17th, we announced that donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $150,000 -- $100,000 by the Western Union Foundation and up to $50,000 by Foodland, for a total matching gift of $150.000. We encourage you to make a $5, $10 or $20 donation at any Foodland or Sack N Save checkout through April 30th, and the donation amount will be added to your grocery purchase total. We also invite you to donate any spare change in the coin canisters at checkout to help.
Our Chairman and CEO, Jenai S. Wall, released this statement, “We are deeply saddened by the recent tragedy in Japan. Like many of our customers, we want to do what we can to help the thousands of victims of this disaster. And we hope that by allowing customers to make donations at our checkouts, we will give them an easy and convenient way to provide much needed assistance to all those affected by the earthquake and tsunami. All donations will be sent to the American Red Cross to support their relief efforts in Japan on behalf of Foodland and our customers as soon as our program ends."
We heartily appreciate any of your donations and thank you for your generosity. Together, we can send our aloha to help Japan.
Please stay tuned to this post for daily updates on the total “Kōkua Japan” funds raised for the American Red Cross.
***Kōkua Japan Update: Donations accepted through April 30th. Thank you again for your generous support.
As of April 27th:
Customer Donations: $77,205
Matching Amounts: $77,205
Together, a total of: $154,410 has been raised to date.
Please click on the Kōkua Japan T-Shirt image below to purchase from our Online Shop. All profits from Kōkua Japan T-Shirt sales will be donated to the American Red Cross for disaster relief efforts in Japan.
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