Investing in Maui and Hawaii Island communities
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Nearly 35 years ago, Minit Stop opened its first self-service gas station in Kahului, Maui, and it has been in operation ever since. Today, that station is one of Hawaii Petroleum’s 19 Minit Stop and Ohana Fuels locations. With such a long history in the islands, giving back to the community has always been one of its priorities. HI Now host Jobeth Devera is with Minit Stop Vice President Jon Miyabuchi to talk about how the convenience stores help support the community.
Miyabuchi says meeting the needs of customers and being able to deliver for them has always been essential. That’s why you can always find one of its signature offerings: Maui Fried Chicken. The convenience stores will also soon offer its new Impossible Burger! A plant-based option made from Miyabuchi’s grandmother’s recipe.
For the past several years, Miyabuchi says Minit Stop and Ohana Fuels have had a program called “Fuel Up. Do Good.” When customers buy their gas from Ohana Fuels, a portion of the profits are donated to nonprofit organizations on Maui and Hawaii Island. Every quarter, two different nonprofit beneficiaries are chosen.
“We are now wrapping up our campaigns to support Ka Lima O Maui, which provides job training and employment opportunities for adults with disabilities, and Hospice of Kona, which provides quality end of life care for those with a terminal illness,” Miyabuchi says.
Miyabuchi thanks Par Hawaii for providing the fuel sold at the retail stations.
“Through our partnership with Par Hawaii, we have become the leading distributor of petroleum products and lubricants on Maui and Hawaii Island,” he explains.
You can find out more about some of the other organizations Minit Stop and Ohana Fuels have supported in the past at ohanafuels.com. Just click on the “Community Connection” tab to learn more about its charitable giving program and the groups that have benefited from the “Fuel up. Do good” program.