Kraft Foods is encouraging Hawaii residents to support Hawaii Foodbank's 19th annual "Check-Out Hunger" holiday giving program.
Now through Jan. 15, shoppers can help feed hungry residents by making monetary donations at participating supermarkets across the state. Participating stores on Maui include all Safeway and Times stores.
Kraft Foods will make a $5,000 donation to the Hawaii Foodbank.
To donate to this year's Check-Out Hunger program, shoppers can tear off a bright green coupon during check-out at participating grocery stores. Donations can be made in three amounts: $2.81 to feed a child breakfast for a week; $12.43 to feed a senior lunch for a month; and $16.84 to feed a family dinner for a week. The amount of the coupon will be added to the bill and donated to a local food bank.
Last year, the Check-Out Hunger program raised $213,107 for Hawaii's hungry. The program has raised more than $1.7 million since its inception in 1994.