Nonprofits Receive $130,000 from Feast on Beach

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Lava Lava Beach Club. Courtesy photo.

Four years ago, Lava Lava Beach Club proprietors Eric von Platen Luder and Scott Dodd decided to celebrate the first year anniversary of Lava Lava Beach Club with a giving goal built around the heart of this uniquely beachfront resort.

Feast on the Beach debuted during the 2013 holiday season, combining toes-in-the-sand fun, great food and giving.

Over the past four years, Lava Lava Beach Club’s annual Feast on the Beach has helped raise nearly $130,000 for local charities.


Here’s their winning recipe:

  • First, identify active nonprofit organizations as event partners who receive 50% of event ticket proceeds. Feast on the Beach partners have included Hawaii Island Humane Society, Hospice of Kona, local Rotary Clubs, Waikoloa Canoe Club, Lava Kids, and Kona Community Hospital Foundation.
  • Second, mix in a fun holiday beach party that has become the hottest ticket of the holiday season.
  • Finally, focus on community coming together to support the tremendous work of the nonprofit partners.

“When we launched Feast on the Beach, it was our hope that our event would become a much-anticipated holiday event tradition with a lofty goal of helping worthwhile charities here on Hawai‘i Island raise $20,000,” said LLBC co-owner Scott Dodd. “Four years later, we are thrilled that close to $130,000 has been raised by Hawai‘i Island charities, far beyond our original goal.”

For the inaugural Feast on the Beach in 2013, charities raised $25,0000; in 2014 Feast on the Beach raised $31,500; Feast on the Beach in 2015 raised $37,261 and in 2016, the 4th Annual Feast on the Beach helped raise $36,000. That’s a lot of holiday cheer.


Count on Lava Lava Beach Club proprietors von Platen Luder and Dodd to keep on giving. Plans are brewing for a 5th Annual Feast on the Beach in Waikoloa and the launch another Feast on the Beach at their newest Lava Lava Beach Club on Kaua‘i this year.

Lava Lava Beach Club at Waikoloa Beach Resort
69-1081 Ku‘uali‘i Place, Waikoloa, Hawai‘i Island
808-769-5282 (LAVA)

Lava Lava Beach Club at Kauai Shores Hotel
420 Papaloa Road, Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i
808-241-LAVA (5282)

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