Check-Out Hunger Breaks Record

Don Chapman
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March 09, 2011
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Check-Out Hunger Breaks Record

The results of the Check-Out Hunger program have been announced, and thanks to the generosity of Hawaii’s shoppers, the 17th annual program raised a record-breaking $271,781, a 17 percent increase over last year. Making a difference each year, Check-Out Hunger is presented by Kraft Foods in Hawaii and retailers statewide, and helps feed Hawaii’s hungry during the holiday season. Participating retailers included Times Supermarkets, Safeway Stores, Don Quijote, Tamura’s Market, Tamura Superette, Tamura’s Fine Wine & Liquors, Kokua Market and KTA Super Stores. Pictured (from left) is Beverly Lynch, Times Supermarkets; Sweetie Pacarro, Kraft Foods in Hawaii; Dick Grimm, Hawaii Foodbank; Liza Garcia and Herb Gusikuma, Don Quijote; and Gerald Shintaku and Cheesasaurus Rex, Kraft Foods in Hawaii.

Banking On The Future

Bank of Hawaii president and CEO Peter Ho (left) presents a check to BYU-Hawaii president Steven C. Wheelwright at a reception Feb. 16. BYU-Hawaii and Bank of Hawaii announced a new program that will benefit students interested in the banking industry, especially in the Pacific islands of American Samoa, Guam and Saipan, where Bank of Hawaii has branches.

Sacred Heart Girls Take First Place

Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced Sacred Hearts Academy as first-place winners in the Real World Design Challenge (RWDC). This year’s challenge was to design the exterior geometry and internal structure of an airliner wing using cutting-edge software, with the end goal to reduce consumption of airliner fuel. The five Sacred Hearts Academy girls will represent Hawaii at the RWDC national competition in Washington, D.C., April 15-18, completing an additional challenge for the national competition. Pictured (from left) Chelsea Harder, teacher at Sacred Hearts Academy; Han Tran, Thuy Nguyen, Chris Ohh, Gov. Abercrombie, Christie Zhang and Jennifer Nishida.

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