Office of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor Show Support for the Hawaiʻi Foodbank

Posted on Apr 30, 2023 in Featured, Main

The Lieutenant Governor and Second Gentleman Michael Luke, who are co-chairs of the 24th Annual State Employees’ Food Drive, kicked off the effort at a University of Hawaiʻi baseball game for the first time. The drive runs through May 19 and this year’s goal is to raise $150,000 and 70,000 pounds of food. Lt. Gov’s office is accepting monetary and food donations to reduce food insecurity across Hawaiʻi.

The Lt. Gov’s office also conducted a two-day event of food and music on the 5th floor of the State Capitol to generate more donations and awareness for the campaign. “As the Foodbank’s largest coalition, state employees have a tremendous opportunity to raise funds and reach out to their networks so we can feed Hawaiʻi families. Food insecurity is a public health issue, and it will take all of us working together to make an impact for our communities,” said Lt. Gov. Luke.

In support of this year’s campaign, the Office of the Governor banded together to hold a chili and rice and bake sale fundraiser on April 24 to raise funds for the Hawaiʻi Foodbank. People came from various offices to show their support and within the hour, the delicious chili made by the Governor and executive team sold out! The effort raised $2,548 which equates to 5,478 meals for Hawaiʻi’s hungry.