Foodbank's 'Check-Out Hunger' program celebrates 20th anniversary

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - On Monday, the Hawaii Foodbank will kick-off the 20th anniversary of the "Check-Out Hunger" program, a fundraising campaign that helps to feed Hawaii's hungry during the holiday season.

From November 4, 2013, through January 15, 2014, shoppers will be able to make donations at participating retailers across the islands by tearing off a green "Check-Out Hunger" coupon at the check-out stand.

A $2.81 coupon fed a child breakfast for a week, a $12.43 coupon fed a senior lunch for a month, and a $16.84 coupon fed a family dinner for a week. The amount of the coupon was added the shoppers' grocery bill.

Participating locations include Time Supermarkets and Safeway Stores statewide; Don Quijote, Shima's Supermarket in Waimanalo, Kokua Market Natural Foods Co-op, Tamura's Fine Wine & Liquors, Tamura Supermarket in Waianae, and Tamura's Market in Hau'ula, Wahiawa, and Kalaeloa on Oahu; KTA Super Stores on the Big Island; and Big Save Stores on Kauai.

Last year, the Foodbank raised more than $230,000 dollars during the campaign.

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