Lieutenant Governor Hosts 2nd Annual Food Drive Fest for Hawaiʻi Foodbank

Local Businesses and State Workers Unite at Capitol for the State Employees’ Food Drive

HONOLULU, HI — Supporters of the State Employees’ Food Drive gathered at the Capitol for the 2nd Annual Food Drive Fest hosted by Lieutenant Governor Sylvia Luke. The two-day event took place from April 18-19 and featured local businesses selling a variety of items including bentos, plate lunches, ice cream, specialty beverages, and desserts.

A portion of the vendors’ proceeds will be donated to Hawaiʻi Foodbank. Non-perishable food and monetary donations were raised by state employees and attendees, totaling over 4,600 meals raised for Hawaiʻi Foodbank.

This is the second year Lieutenant Governor Luke is leading the State Employees’ Food Drive alongside her husband, Second Gentleman Michael Luke.

“I want to send a big mahalo to all the vendors, state workers, and supporters who stopped by the Food Drive Fest,” said Lt. Gov. Luke. “State workers make up Hawaiʻi Foodbank’s largest coalition so the Food Drive is an opportunity for state employees to come together from across departments to help nourish Hawaiʻi’s ‘ohana.”

The following vendors participated:

  • Aloha Below Zero
  • Boxed Up Cookies
  • Café Bella
  • Cosmo Sweets
  • G’s Cheesecake
  • Ilea’s Kitchen
  • Nabeyamaido
  • Oahu Food Company
  • Papa Laulauz
  • Slice by HB Baking
  • Teruya’s Andagi

For 25 years, state workers have united annually to raise donations and awareness for Hawaiʻi Foodbank. This year’s Food Drive runs from now until May 17.

Non-perishable food and monetary donations are accepted at the Lieutenant Governor’s Office, located on the 5th floor of the State Capitol during business hours, Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information or to donate online, visit