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‘Hanging on for dear life’


    Lanakila Meals on Wheels, the largest senior meal delivery program on Oahu, was forced to cut back its weekly service because of mounting deficits and stagnant donations. Volunteer driver and deliveryman Les Miller brought a sandwich-and-soup meal to Elsie Robello's one-bedroom apartment in Kaneohe.

    Les Miller, who delivers meals for Lanakila Meals on Wheels, puts a meal in the refrigerator for Elsie Robello so she could eat it later. On July 1, the nonprofit organization began a reduction in the number of meals it delivers to its hundreds of clients — from five meals a week to four.
    Les Miller set up a meal for Jewel Purdy, who lives with her son in a private residence in Kaneohe. Lanakila Meals on Wheels, which serves more than 800 senior citizens across Oahu, has a waiting list of 400 people hoping to receive meals.
    20120719-3504 CTY MEALS Lanakila Meals On Wheels is the largest meals on wheels program on Oahu and has to cut back on the number of meals clients receive because of cutbacks. This is volunteer driver and delivery person, Les Miller (65) giving Elsie Robello (81) her meal who lives at the Kaneohe Elderly Apartments. PHOTO BY DENNIS ODA. JULY 19, 2012.

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