Shoppers surprised to find out their groceries were paid for at Hawaii store

Shoppers surprised to find out their groceries were paid for at Hawaii store
FILE PHOTO: An anonymous donor paid the bill for all shoppers checking out at a chain of Hawaii grocery stores for one hour Thursday morning. (Free-Images.com/Free-Images.com)

HONOLULU — An anonymous donor paid the bill for all shoppers checking out at a chain of Hawaii grocery stores for one hour Thursday morning.

Nearly 2,000 older customers who took advantage of “Kupuna Shopping Hour” from 6 to 7 a.m. at Foodland, Sack N Save and Foodland Farms stores were surprised to discover their groceries were free, KHON reported.

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Kupuna means grandparent or elder in Hawaiian.

The gift and plan was kept secret even from store managers - who found out about 30 minutes before stores opened.