Hawaii Senate Raises $9,400 for Hawaii Foodbank

Honolulu Civil Beat - May 2, 2012
Nanea Kalani

If you’ve been down to the state Capitol in recent months, you’ve no doubt seen the fliers taped up in the elevators promoting fundraisers to benefit the Hawaii Foodbank.

Hawaii senators got creative this year, going beyond the typical canned-goods drives. Sen. Mike Gabbard, for example, organized a “Capitol Idol” talent show to raise money. Sen. Clayton Hee hosted a “Dunk-a-Thon” fundraiser on the lawn of the Capitol.

In all, senators raised $9,400 for the nonprofit, the Associated Press reports. Gabbard’s office alone raised more than $2,000.