REPORT FROM THE SENATE MAJORITY — The Hawaii State Senate today helped Hawaii’s residents in need by donating to the Hawaii Foodbank. Senate President Shan Tsutsui presented a $9,400 check to the organization this morning.
The Hawaii State Senate raised the money through a drive for the Hawaii Foodbank, which began mid-February and wrapped up at the end of April. This year, a couple of unique fundraisers were held, including Senator Mike Gabbard’s “Capitol Idol” and Senator Clayton Hee’s “Dunk-a-Senator.” Other offices held bake sales, sold bento, waffle sundaes, eggs and gandule rice breakfast, etc.
“It’s important to us that we do our part to help our residents who are going through a tough time, and through our donation, it brings us comfort that a handful of people will not go hungry,” said Senator Shan Tsutsui.
Senator Gabbard raised a total of $2,113.60, which was the most money raised among the 15 offices that participated in the fundraiser this year. The Senate Clerk’s and support staff offices came in second at $1,400.00. In total, more than $9,400 was raised for the Foodbank.