Check-Out Hunger to help Big Island residents

Shoppers can help put food on the table for Hawaii residents facing hunger this holiday season with the annual statewide Check-Out Hunger campaign from the Hawaii Foodbank.

On Hawaii Island, this year’s program will take place Dec. 1 through Dec. 31 at KTA Super Stores.


Check-Out Hunger makes it easy for shoppers to make a difference in the lives of local families by giving the gift of food this holiday season. To participate, shoppers can add a $5, $10 or $20 donation to their grocery bill when they check out.

“Each year, the Check-Out Hunger program raises valuable funds to help support our mission to nourish our ‘ohana,” said Hawaii Foodbank President and CEO Amy Miller Marvin. “We’re so grateful for all of the participating stores and their generous customers for stepping in each holiday season to help provide meals to those in need.”

Contributions made during Check-Out Hunger will remain on the island on which they were collected in order to assist local keiki, kupuna and families.

On Hawaii Island, the donations will be given to The Food Basket. Since its launch in 1993, the Check-Out Hunger program has raised more than $3 million. For more information, visit

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