Kōkua Hawaii, Go Reusable!
The first Earth Day in April 1970 activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of several landmark environmental laws soon followed. Twenty years later, Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
The impact of Earth Day influenced Foodland with its own movement. It’s been nearly 10 years since Foodland launched its first reusable bag. From a simple Foodland logo printed on a reusable bag to the wildly popular Musubi and Poke locally-themed reusable bags, Foodland encourages its customers to “Go Reusable” every time they shop. In total, more than 30 Foodland reusable bags can now be seen throughout Hawaiʻi and abroad.
As an incentive and reward to customers for going reusable, Foodland offers customers a $.05 bag credit or 3 HawaiianMiles for every bag used. And this year, in observance of global Earth Day unity, during the month of April Foodland will give customers the option of donating their $.05 bag credit to support the programs and efforts of the Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation. We hope you will choose this option and support this local community-focused organization!
Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation supports environmental education in Hawaiʻi schools and communities. Their mission is to provide students with experiences that will enhance their appreciation for and understanding of their environment so they will be lifelong stewards of the earth. Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation (KHF) programs include the 3Rs School Recycling Program, KHF Field Trip Grant Program, KHF Mini-Grant Program, Plastic Free Hawaiʻi, and ʻĀINA in Schools, a farm to school initiative.
Please join the 1 billion Earth Day participants by bringing in your reusable bags when you shop at Foodland, and in April, tell your cashier you want to donate your bag credit to the Kokua Hawaii Foundation. Together, let’s Kōkua Hawaiʻi, Go Reusable!
The first Earth Day in April 1970 activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of several landmark environmental laws soon followed. Twenty years later, Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in ... more »
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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!