Foodland Launches 'Meals of Aloha' to Support Hawaii's Families in Need via Salvation Army
Written By: David Sayre
The public is encouraged to join Foodland and The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands in providing meals for those in need through ‘Meals of Aloha’ point of sale program. Now through April 30, Foodland will be accepting in-person monetary and Maika‘i points donations that will go directly towards supporting Hawaii’s families. Donations will be turned into $20 ‘Meals of Aloha’ gift certificates and distributed by The Salvation Army to families on the islands where the donations were received. The gift certificates can be used to purchase food for meals at any of Foodland’s 31 locations.
There are three ways customers can join the effort to help provide meals through Foodland and The Salvation Army’s ‘Meals of Aloha’ program:
Cash or credit card at checkout – give a donation in any multiple of $5, $10 or $20 at checkout.
250 Maika‘i Points – donate 250 points for a $5 donation. Must be an enrolled Maika‘i member.
Round Up Your Grocery Bill – donate by rounding up your grocery total to the nearest dollar.
“Here at Foodland, we have many thoughtful and generous customers who are always looking for easy ways to support those in need. We are proud to partner with them and The Salvation Army to share our aloha and provide much needed meals to Hawaii families,” said Jenai S. Wall, Foodland Chairman and CEO.
“We are humbled and grateful that longtime partner Foodland is supporting our food outreach efforts in island communities across the state,” said Major Troy Trimmer, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands.”
For more information about the ‘Meals of Aloha’ program and how you can help, visit foodland.com. For more information about how to receive a meal, visit Hawaii.SalvationArmy.org or contact a local Salvation Army Corps in your community.
Foodland Super Market, Ltd. is Hawaii’s largest grocery retailer and the only locally owned supermarket with stores statewide. It was founded in 1948 by the late Maurice J. “Sully” Sullivan and was the first supermarket to open in Hawaii. The kama‘aina company currently operates 31 stores and employs more than 2,600 employees at Foodland, Sack N Save and Foodland Farms stores on four islands.
About The Salvation Army – Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division
The Salvation Army – Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division covers the state of Hawaii and the Pacific Islands including Guam, Republic of the Marshall Islands and The Federated States of Micronesia. In 2021, The Salvation Army was ranked #2 on the list of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. The Division offers a wide variety of programs throughout the islands including: affordable senior housing; at-risk youth services and housing; camp & conference center; church/religious services and programs; emergency disaster services; family stores; food distribution and feeding programs; homeless services; The Kroc Center – Hawaii’s largest community center; preschools & day care services; older adults; social services – emergency assistance; substance abuse treatment; women’s auxiliary; and women’s ministries. For more information, call 808-988-2136, visit hawaii.salvationarmy.org, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.