Aloha Petroleum Helps Aloha Harvest

$5,000 donation supports group's efforts to feed hungry in Hawaii

Published in CSP Daily News

HONOLULU -- Aloha Petroleum Ltd. recently donated $5,039 to Aloha Harvest to support of the organization's efforts to feed the hungry in Hawaii.

"We appreciate the important role that Aloha Harvest plays in the community and are proud to support its efforts to provide quality food to the thousands of residents who face hunger each day," said Tom Grimes, vice president and chief financial officer of Aloha Petroleum Ltd. "We know our contribution will be spent wisely, and we thank our generous customers for making this gift possible."

Aloha Harvest is a nonprofit organization that collects donated food and delivers it "free of charge" to social service agencies feeding the hungry in Hawaii. Since its founding 13 years ago, Aloha Harvest has collected and distributed more than 10 million pounds of food donated by more than 650 participating restaurants, caterers, government facilities, hotels, food distributors, businesses and others.

To solicit donations from customers, Aloha Petroleum set up collection canisters at Aloha Island Mart convenience stores and select Shell locations during May and June.

Honolulu-based Aloha Petroleum is the largest gasoline marketer in the state of Hawaii and a leading convenience store operator with a history that dates back to the early 1900s. Aloha employs more than 500 Hawaii residents and markets through more than 100 Shell, Aloha and Mahalo branded gas stations.