Annual fundraiser to benefit Foodbank
The Hawaii Foodbank's annual "Check-out Hunger" program to help feed needy families will start at participating markets throughout the state tomorrow and continue through Jan. 8.
Last year's program raised more than $160,000, which helped provide more than $3 million worth of food to people in need, a release said.
To make a donation, shoppers should choose among the Check-out Hunger tear-off coupons that would feed a child breakfast for a week for $2.81, feed a senior lunch for a month a $12.43 or feed a family for a week for $16.84. The amount of the coupon, which becomes a donation to the Hawaii Foodbank, would be added to the grocery bill.
Participating stores in this year's Check-out Hunger program on Oahu include Times Super Markets, Tamura's Market at Wahiawa and Hauula, Tamura Superette in Waianae, Tamura's Fine Wine & Liquors and Kokua Market Natural Foods Co-op. Others include the KTA Super Stores on the Big Island and Safeway Stores statewide.