Almost everyday this session you could find an office that was selling something that could be added to your calorie count - all in the name of benefiting the FoodBank, of course -- from Coke floats, ice cream sundaes and glazed donuts to fresh produce, musubi, soup and pickled mango.
Despite collecting less than last year's 5,656 lbs of canned goods (only 400 lbs worth), the House surpassed last year's cash total of $6,854. Seriously. I'm not talking $1,000 more or even $2,000. I'm talking exceeding all expectations. I'm talking a ridiculously large chunk of change here.
So, you wanna know?
The House will write a fat check for the Hawaii FoodBank in the amount $16,000. That's $6,000 more than the internal goal of $10,000. The Senate collected $11,900.
Photo: Jake Silva and Jon Shitabata of the Sergeant at Arms office help load the 400 lbs of canned goods collected for the Hawaii FoodBank.