Every year, Foodland is proud to carry beautiful Easter Lilies grown locally at Howard’s Nursery in Kula, Maui. The handsome gentleman pictured to the left is Howard Takishita, owner of Howard’s Nurseries, Inc, and the green thumb responsible for producing these wonderful lilies. What you may not know is that these same lilies that he tirelessly cultivates especially for our customers, hold a very special place in his heart.
As a young boy, Howard was the first child on Maui to be diagnosed with polio, and it was Maui’s Easter Seals Hawaii Early Intervention program that helped provide therapy and support for him many years ago. In the spirit of giving back, for over 11 years, Howard and Sandy Takishita have provided hundreds and now thousands of potted lilies each year and have partnered with Foodland and Young Brothers to make them available at all 31 Foodland and Sack N Save locations.
Starting today, Easter Lily plants are available at your local Foodland or Sack N Save for $8.99 each, with $1 of every purchase donated to Easter Seals Hawaii  to support someone living with a disability. Over the years, Lilies for Abilities has raised more than $30,000 for Easter Seals Hawaii, and we are truly honored to be a part of raising awareness and supporting this great cause.