Foodbank launches new fundraising campaign

By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

HONOLULU (KHNL) - The Hawaii Foodbank, Kraft Foods and Longs Drug Stores are teaming up to fight hunger across the state.

It's called the Hunger Never Takes a Vacation campaign. From now until August 30th, Longs shoppers can donate money to the Foodbank by tearing off $5 or $10 tickets at the check-out lines.

Longs and Kraft Foods kicked off the fundraiser with a $5,000 donation.

"Prices of food has gone up so much that we're double the amount of money to purchase food this year at the Foodbank," Dick Grimm, Hawaii Foodbank president, said. "So we're going to have to buy more food, and everything that we get donated is going to help."

The Foodbank says in June, food donation was down about 27% compared to last year.