Bag Up Hunger at Foodland!
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.
And that’s why Foodland’s Bag Up Hunger program is so important to us. Customers are invited to make a donation of $5, $10 or $20 by simply tearing off a denomination slip from signs posted at checkout. The donations raised on each island will go to their respective food banks, where the funds will be used to purchase necessary items such as canned meats and vegetables for those in need. Community donations through programs such as Bag Up Hunger are a key link to ensure that food continues to flow into food bank warehouses and out to the people who need it most. Last year, the Hawaii Foodbank, through charitable agencies, distributed over 12.8 million pounds of food, including nearly 4 million pounds of fresh produce to help feed 183,500 different people in need statewide.
In addition to making a donation, customers can also support the program by purchasing select Unilever products. Unilever is a consumer goods company with over 400 brands and we are grateful to partner with them to Bag Up Hunger for the 7th year in a row! Look for shelf signs near select Unilever products at your local Foodland, and Unilever will be donating 10¢ for every participating product purchased, plus an additional $5,000 to Hawaii’s food banks. By the way, since 2008, Unilever has contributed $60,000 to our four island food banks through Bag Up Hunger...so many thanks to our partners at Unilever!
So the next time you’re shopping, take a moment to help those in need. We are proud to work together with you, our valued customers. Mahalo for you support in making a positive difference in our community!
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.
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