These Upcoming Foodie Events Are Sending 100% of Proceeds to Maui

Everything from halo halo and mochi to prix-fixe benefit dinners, sip-and-graze events and an opening night after-party.
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All month long

Until Aug. 31, 100% of proceeds from sales of retail bread at all La Tour Café locations will go to the Hawai‘i Food Bank. You can also round up your purchase and the difference will go to the food bank. @latourcafe


Tuesday, Aug. 15

La Bettola

The restaurant by Tsutomu Ochiai, one of Japan’s best-known Italian chefs, grand opens with an after-party and $10 raffle tickets benefiting 17 displaced families on Maui. “All the money from the opening party and the raffle” will go toward the wrestlers of Nakamura Wrestling, the restaurant DM’d in response to our query. All are 4 to 18 years old and being trained by Maui Police Lt. Grant Nakamura. The restaurant’s Instagram says the displaced wrestlers and their families have been camping on an open lot since the fire. The after-party is from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Alohilani Resort’s Lobby Bar in Waikīkī. @labettola808


Miro Kaimukī

SOLD OUT: Five-course $100 dinner will benefit employees of sister restaurant Waicoco Maui who lost their homes and the Hawai‘i Community Foundation’s Maui Strong fund. @mirokaimuki


SEE ALSO: These Maui Restaurants Are Asking for Help for Their Workers


Wednesday, Aug. 16

Asato Family Sherbet

Donating 100% of sales of Classic Flavor pints to the Hawai‘i Community Foundation. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Asato Family’s sherbet window below Pali Longs next to People’s Café. Benefit will continue with pint sales at Asato’s sherbet truck until Aug. 18. @asatofamily


Elena’s Filipino

Elena’s Filipino food truck will donate 100% of proceeds to the Hawai‘i Community Foundation’s Maui Strong fund. Find the orange truck in front of the Finance Factors Building at 1164 Bishop St. from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cash only. @elenasfilipino



The James Beard Award winner in Chinatown is donating 100% of sales all day to the employees of Papa‘aina Maui, which was destroyed in the fire. Proceeds from sales of specialty wines will go to Chef Hui’s Maui Hospitality Relief Fund, which directly helps restaurant and hospitality workers. @fetehawaii


Island Sausage

100% of sausage sales all day Wednesday will benefit Chef Hui. @islandsausage



Until Friday, Aug. 18

A Cake Life

Now through Friday, this bake shop is pre-selling Aloha cookies with “aloha” piped in pink for Maui’s official flower, the lokelani rose. 100% of proceeds from the $7.50 cookie will benefit Maui relief efforts. Pickup is at the Mō‘ili‘ili shop between Aug. 22 and 31; the cookies can also be mailed. @acakelife



Friday, Aug. 18

Artizen and MW Restaurant

100% of sales all day from both restaurants will go to the Hawai‘i Community Foundation’s Maui Strong fund. @artizenbymw @mwrestaurant


Island Brew Coffee House (Hawai‘i Kai) and Repetti’s Pizza

A special fundraiser will contribute 100% of event sales to nonprofits helping with relief efforts on the ground on Maui. Live music, art sale, food and drinks from 5 to 8 p.m. @islandbrewcoffeehouse @repettispizza


The Pig & the Lady

SOLD OUT: A special $150 collab dinner with Seattle’s @amone.sea will feature courses inspired by the mothers of chefs Boby Pradachith (Lao) and Andrew Le (Vietnamese), with 100% of proceeds going to Chef Hui and Hawai‘i Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund. An anonymous donor matched ticket sales for a total contribution of $20,000, per general manager Alex Le. @pigandthelady



Saturday, Aug. 19

Ethel’s Grill and Madebyaliyoko

From 8 a.m. until sold out, all proceeds from sales of $10 bento bowls and baked goods will go to the Hawai‘i Community Foundation’s Maui Strong fund. Cash only, check Instagram for menu updates. @ethelsgrill_kalihi @madebyaliyoko


Mochi for Maui

Mochi makers are joining forces at a pop-up benefit sale that will send 100% of proceeds to Maui United Way. Happening at American Floor and Home on Sand Island Access Road from 9 a.m. to noon. @jujumochi808 @sweettreatsbykris @tambryandmochi @mocheeks22 @riceblossomshi @themochibarhi @mochimommahi @bakeyouasmilehawaii @mochimochihawaii @mysweetworld808


O’Kim’s at the Korean Festival

The Hale ‘Aina award winner in Chinatown is donating 100% of proceeds from sales at its booth at the Korean Festival to Maui United Way. Additionally, a portion of scrip sales at the festival will benefit the Hawai‘i Community Foundation. Honolulu Hale, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. @okims_honolulu


Palaman Purveyors

100% of proceeds from sales of ube halaya, pandan butter and black sesame butter jams, plus new avocado halo halo, ube halo halo and pandan cream cheese lumpia will go to the Hawai‘i Community Foundation and Maui families close to the proprietors who have lost their homes. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bas Bookshop in Downtown. @palamanpurveyors



Until Sunday, Aug. 20

1-2 Buy

This Asian snacks and goods warehouse store in Kaka‘ako is slashing prices on things like Lay’s Spanish ham potato chips, green tea, jasmine tea, instant noodles, sweet potato snacks and other goods, often by 50%, and promises that all proceeds from these sales will benefit impacted communities on Maui. @12buyhawaii



Sunday, Aug. 20

Grace in Growlers

This craft beer tasting room in Kailua has been donating sales to individuals and families who survived Maui’s fires. On Sunday, all sales all day go to a man who waited as flames overtook Front Street to help kūpuna escape over the seawall. Then he helped people in the water, saving a 77-year-old by keeping her warm in the cold ocean for eight hours. @graceingrowlers


Mud Hen Water

The Citizens of Kaimuki Town Square, which include @localiahawaii, @thelocalgeneralstorehi, @fattoamanohi, @littlevesselsco, @mudhenwater and TOWN food&events are teaming up for a benefit dinner at Mud Hen Water. The $150 four-course dinner will include fresh mozzarella, Moloka‘i venison, ta‘ape, ‘ulu, local vegetables, wine and baked goods. 100% of the proceeds are going to the Maui Food Bank and the Hawai‘i Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund. @mudhenwater



The first-ever neighborhood bake sale at this new American Filipino eatery will feature baked goods from area businesses, including the polvoron cookies by Peso chef Ria Dolly Barbosa that made Eater’s Best Cookie of L.A. list. 100% of proceeds will go to the Hawai‘i Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. @pesoneighborhood


Skull & Crown Trading Co.

100% of proceeds from a Flor de Caña rum tasting and cocktails will go toward nonprofits involved in Maui relief efforts. $30 a ticket, 4 p.m. @skullandcrowntradingco



Monday, Aug. 21

Hamada General Store

Last day to order a special $140 benefit Negitoro Poke Platter with local ‘ahi, green onion coulis, wasabi oil, shiso and crispy rice crackers for pickup on Thursday, Aug. 24. 100% of proceeds will go to Chef Hui’s Maui Hospitality Relief Fund. @hamadageneralstore



Tuesday, Aug. 22

Stage Restaurant

All proceeds from a three-course dinner and chamber music concert will benefit the Hawai‘i Community Foundation’s Maui Strong fund. The concert begins at dessert. 7:30 p.m. @stagerestaurant



Thursday, Aug. 31, and Friday, Sept. 1

The Poke Class

Hana Kitchens is offering three poke-making classes in partnership with Lanai Tabura, Fresh Island Fish Co and The Rice Factory. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Chef Hui. $100, various dates/times. @hanakitchens


SEE ALSO: Learn to Cook Gnocchi and More Specialty Dishes at Hana Kitchens


Sunday, Sept. 3

Ai ❤️ Maui

100% of the proceeds of this fundraiser by the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i and Bamboo Catering will benefit Maui United Way and Chef Hui’s Maui Hospitality Relief Fund. Confirmed vendors so far include Jason Takemura of Bamboo Catering, Mark “Gooch” Noguchi of Chef Hui and MW Restaurant. $125, 5:30 to 9 p.m., 5th floor ballroom. @jcchawaii



Friday, Sept. 15

Chefs for Hope

The Pig & the Lady, Miro Kaimukī, Pai Honolulu, La Vie and many more restaurants have already signed up to cook at this one-night benefit dinner at the Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Salvation Army and Hawaiian Way Fund. Individual tickets $150, reserved seating for 10 $2,500, tables of 10 with service $5,000; 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Check Instagram for updates. @chefchaipacifica




Koko Head Café Bake Sale

100% of proceeds from sales of banana bread loaves, vegan chocolate chip tahini cookies, zucchini-Meyer lemon bread and sesame-togarashi-Szichuan peppercorn-aonori focaccia loaves will go to the Hawai‘i Community Foundation and Maui United Way. Available at the café or online during café hours. @kokoheadcafe


SEE ALSO: Maui Wildfires: How to Support Our Maui Neighbors From O‘ahu


Mainland food events benefiting Maui

Click on each for details. All are raising money for Maui relief efforts.

All of 2023: Slappy Cakes Maui employee support at Slappy Cakes Portland, Oregon

Tuesday, Aug. 15: Lahaina Relief TTT at Anajak Thai Food in Sherman Oaks, California

Wednesday, Aug. 16: Unite for Maui at Maui Pho in Bakersfield, California

Thursday, Aug. 17: Flavors of Aloha benefit dinner at Lunetta in Santa Monica, California

Thursday, Aug. 17: Love for Lahaina at Ryla in Hermosa Beach, California

Sunday, Aug. 20: 9th Island Love for Lahaina at Downtown Container Park in Las Vegas

Monday, Aug. 21: Lū‘au for Maui at ‘Ono Hawaiian Plates in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Thursday, Aug. 24: An Evening for Lahaina at Tropics Restaurant & Bar in Morgantown, West Virginia

Through Aug. 27: Rescue Roll benefiting Maui available at all nine Mikuni sushi locations in California