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Hawaii Foodbank and Kraft Foods Kick off Check Out Hunger to Help the Hungry in Hawaii

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

For the 21st year Check Out Hunger begins tomorrow. This over two-month campaign helps those in need of food during the holidays and throughout the year. For the tenth year in a row Kraft Foods and the Hawaii Foodbank have partnered to keep this great event running. Sunrise invited Gerald Shintaku of Kraft Foods and Polly Kauahi of the Hawaii Foodbank to discuss how easy it is to help those in need.

To kick off the event, Kraft is donating $5000 to the Hawaii Foodbank. According to Polly Kauahi, the Vice President and COO of the Hawaii Foodbank, 1 out of every five residents in Hawaii is in need of the services the Hawaii Foodbank provides. To make donations easy, Kraft and the Hawaii Foodbank are giving shoppers the opportunity to add a certain amount of money to their grocery bill upon checkout. Simply pick up a ticket for either $2.81, $12.43, $16.84.

Those added donation to the bill are not arbitrary. $2.81 can feed a child breakfast for a week, $12.43 will feed a senior citizen lunch for a month and for $16.84 you can help feed a family dinner for a week.

Check Out hunger runs from November 4 to January 16. For more information, visit www.hawaiifoodbank.org.

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