Mahalo for Taking the Bag Challenge!
I’ve come to realize that as a kama`aina company, Foodland truly cares about our community and the place we call home. In one of our meetings, someone reported that an average Hawaii family uses more than 700 plastic bags a year for grocery shopping. With more than 400,000 Hawaii households, that’s more than 280,000,000 plastic bags a year! We knew that we needed to work towards changing those statistics.
In an effort to help save Hawaii’s environment, we decided to invite our customers to “Take the Bag Challenge” and commit to using reusable bags every time they grocery shopped. Our hope was that customers would accept our challenge, and get into the habit of using reusable bags instead of plastic. This was especially important for our customers on Maui and Kauai who will be affected by the Plastic Bag ban beginning Jan. 11, 2011.
It was exciting to witness thousands of customers agree to Take our Bag Challenge from Oct. 20 – Nov. 30, and make a commitment to use reusable bags every time they grocery shopped. We tracked the number of plastic bags we saved each day, and reported it to customers in all of our stores. We saw the number of plastic bags saved grow as the campaign went on, and to our amazement, in just 6 short weeks, more than 702,000 plastic bags were saved from our environment because customers decided to use reusable bags instead of plastic!
To all of you participated in our Take the Bag Challenge, thank you and congratulations!
We hope that even though our campaign is over, you’ll continue to bring in your reusable bag every time you shop. You’ll still receive a $.05 credit for every reusable bag used, and can still earn free product too! More importantly, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that you’re during your part to help save Hawaii’s environment, one plastic bag at a time.
It's that time of year again and we're partnering with local Farmers and Hawaii's Top Chefs for cooking demonstrations at select Foodland locations in support of the 4th annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival. This Saturday, Chef Keoni Chang kicks off the first of four Hawaii's Farmers & Chefs events at 11 am at Foodland Farms Aina Haina. Chef Chang will be preparing and sampling a Crispy Fried Chicken with Kukui ... more »
Have you ever been so busy that you missed a meal because you didn’t have the time to eat? Surely it happens to all of us occasionally, but once we realize it, we hardly give it a second thought because we know we can eat almost whenever we please - some families in our communities don't always have that luxury.
We are truly amazed by the generosity of our customers. Despite tough economic conditions for many, our customers always rally for a good cause, and especially when it comes to caring for the extended family of island residents. Each year we witness your generosity when it comes to helping those who are less fortunate and in need of food, as they struggle make it through the holidays. Your donations allowed them to have meal that they might not have otherwise had and it certainly ... more »
Thank you very much to everyone who participated in our Kōkua Philippines matching gifts program to support disaster relief efforts from Typhoon Haiyan. Together, through customer donations & a matching gift from the Western Union Foundation, a total of $101,270.00 will be given to the American Red Cross!
We are deeply saddened by the devastation Typhoon Haiyan has caused in the Philippines. We know that many Hawaii people would like to help financially with the relief efforts. Foodland has begun accepting donations which will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $50,000, by the Western Union. We encourage you to make a $5, $10 or $20 donation at any Foodland or Sack N Save checkout through December 8th. The donation amount will be added to your grocery purchase total.
Feeling lucky? Here's your chance to win a $1,000 Hawaiian Airlines Gift Card at Foodland!
Hawaiian Airlines Gift Cards are now available for purchase at your local Foodland and Sack N Save stores – and in celebration of this exclusive partnership, we want you to win one! For the next four weeks, every My Rewards Certificate you redeem for HawaiianMiles at Foodland automatically enters you to win a $100 Hawaiian Airlines Gift Card. Then, everyone who redeemed a My Rewards ... more »
Every year we are amazed by the generosity of Hawaii’s people to support its community organizations and their programs. This year, thanks to you, Give Aloha raised more money than ever before for non-profit organizations throughout Hawaii. Many organizations promoted Give Aloha in newsletters, posted messages on their website, conducted e-mail blitzes and utilized the power of social media tools to get the word out that they were participating. As a result, we far surpassed last ... more »
It's been 15 years since Foodland’s Give Aloha Annual Community Matching Gifts program began. How exciting it must have been, in 1998, when the then marketing team brainstormed ideas on how to honor our late founder, Sully. A program to support the community was the logical choice as Sully was not only known for his support of local non-profits, but he had always instilled in us that we “have a responsibility to support the ... more »