Mahalo for your support of Shop for Higher Education!
It was heartwarming to read a letter we just received from one of our first Shop for Higher Education scholarship recipients back in 2006. She expressed her deep gratitude for the scholarship that she received from us, and explained that it allowed her to focus on her scholastic endeavors and not worry about how she would finance her college education. Having received a degree in Criminology and Law from a California University, she has just been admitted into the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s medical school. She wrote that Foodland’s scholarship “will ultimately allow me to reach my even bigger dream of serving my community as a primary care physician.”
This past Saturday, May 12th, we hosted our annual awards banquet to recognize and honor our 2012 scholarship recipients. It was amazing to hear how active and involved these Hawaii seniors were both in their schools and in their community. Not to mention their educational aspirations, which were very inspiring! I wonder what makes a kid from Hawaii choose to pursue a degree in Aerospace Engineering or Biomolecular Science? But then again, Hawaii did produce a United States President!
If not for our customers and vendors who support this program, Shop for Higher Education would not be possible. So to you, we say Mahalo! Can you believe that since the program’s inception in 2006, Foodland has awarded $2,000 scholarships to a total of 755 students– that’s a total of $1,510,0000.00 in scholarships! It’s great to know that with the support and giving spirit of all those involved, we are making a positive impact on the lives of future college bound students in Hawaii.
We congratulate our 109 scholarship recipients, who will each receive a $2,000 scholarship. We wish them well as they begin a new journey in their lives.
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Yummy new snacks & beverages!
Keeping things exciting and tasty is what we’re all about! I am happy to introduce the newest products being offered in our stores.
In the snacks & beverages category we have the following exciting items- just in time for summer celebrating!
Mahalo! We are thrilled to announce that you voted us "Hawaii's Best Grocery Store" in the Honolulu Star Advertiser's People's Choice Awards -- for the fifth year in a row! To be recognized by the customers we work so hard to serve is a huge “Wow!,” a tremendous honor, and we are grateful to all of you for the support and confidence you have in us.
Bag Up Hunger at Foodland!
“I’m hungry.” This is an unfortunate, but all too common phrase, said by the thousands of people in Hawaii who struggle to find their next meal. According to the Hunger in America 2010 report by Feeding America, more than 14% of Hawaii’s population receives emergency food assistance. The face of Hawaii’s hungry ranges in all ages, from young to old, and across all ethnicities of our island population.
Are you a part of the growing number of people interested in supporting local and buying local? We are too! It's a huge initiative that's gaining a lot of traction here in Hawaii, and we at Foodland are hoping to make it easier for you all to join in the movement!
As a part of our ongoing push for local visibility in our stores, we've introduced new signs to help make buying local easy!
Just look for the new orange signs to find locally made ... more »
As we kick off our 10th annual Shop For Higher Education program, we are excited about its significant value in helping Hawaii’s students achieve their dreams of attending college and reaching their career goals. Each year past scholarship recipients and their parents tell us how grateful they are for our scholarships. Without financial aid resources like Foodland’s Shop for Higher Education, many high school ... more »
Two million dollars? $2,001,089.19 to be exact....that's how much our Foodland customers raised through Foodland's annual Give Aloha program last year. Now in our 16th year, we hope to surpass the $2 million mark again, from September 1-30. You may know that Give Aloha, Foodland’s annual community matching gifts program, was started to honor the legacy of our store founder, Maurice J. “Sully” Sullivan, who was known for his ... more »
Jenai Wall, Foodland CEO & Chairman, recently took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by dumping a Foodland Reusable Bag filled with ice over her head and extended the challenge to the Foodland main office and all Foodland store employees across Hawaii!