Safeway food drive benefits Maui Food Bank

Safeway Hawaii donated $104,022.47 to food banks throughout the state as a result of its Help Us End Hunger (Every Bag Counts) holiday food drive and Hawaii Foodbank’s Check-Out Hunger fundraising campaign.

Of the total, $18,776.73 was donated to Maui Food Bank.

More than 7,000 bags of groceries were sold at checkout stands at 21 Safeway stores across the state and donated to those in need over the holiday season.

The specially packed grocery bags provided customers with an easy way to make a donation while ensuring that food bank recipients received the items they needed most. The bags, priced at $10 each, contained Safeway and Kraft food products.

Safeway customers also donated directly to local food banks by tearing off the green Check-Out Hunger coupon found at checkout stands and making a contribution.