Sully’s enthusiasm about taking care of customers was matched by his passion for giving back to the community. In 1980, Foodland launched its first state-wide community program, Shop for Better Education. In 17 years, the program helped over 300 public and private schools earn more than $6 million in much-needed computers, software, books and equipment.
In 2006, Foodland changed the focus of its support to address the need for higher education funding in Hawaii. The annual Shop for Higher Education  program was created to help send Hawaii’s kids to college, awarding more than $200,000 in college scholarships to 100 Hawaii high school seniors each year. Since the program began, more than 500 scholarships totaling more than $1 million have been awarded to college-bound seniors across the state.