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Kraft Heinz Foods Company to kick Off program with $5K donation

The Hawaii Foodbank and Kraft are giving shoppers statewide a chance to help put food on the table this holiday season through its “Check-Out Hunger” program. Now in its 22nd year, the annual program will take place in supermarkets across the state from November 4, 2015, through January 20, 2016.  The Kraft Heinz Foods Company is donating $5,000 to the Hawaii Foodbank to kick off the program this year, bringing their total contributions to $60,000 over the last 12 years.

The Check-Out Hunger program makes it easy for anyone to help. All shoppers have to do is tear off a bright green coupon when they check out at participating grocery stores. They can tear off a coupon to feed a child breakfast for a week for $2.81, feed a senior lunch for a month for $12.43, or feed a family dinner for a week for $16.84.  The chosen coupon amount will be added to the total bill and donated to one of the following local food banks: the Hawaii Foodbank, the Maui Food Bank, Hawaii Foodbank Kauai Branch or The Food Basket on the Big Island.

Participating retailers include:

Big Save Markets, Kauai

Shima's Supermarket, Waimanalo, Oahu

ChoiceMART

Captain Cook, Hawaii Island  

Tamura's Fine Wine & Liquors, Oahu and Maui

Don Quijote Stores, Oahu      

Tamura's Markets, Oahu and Maui

KTA Super Stores, Hawaii Island        

Tamura Super Market, Waianae, Oahu

Safeway Stores statewide      

Times Supermarkets statewide

Last year, the Check-Out Hunger program raised nearly $258,000 for Hawaii’s hungry, and this year the demand is even higher.  Since its launch in 1994, the program has raised over $2.4 million.

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