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Community groups react to COVID crisis, forge changes to food chain

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA /CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Palama Settlement’s Lani Davis, outreach specialist, and Pi`i Minns, recreation director, load up the trunk of a car with food during an outreach event earlier this month. Palama Settlement has been providing grab and go lunches since the panemic started, but as of April 13, switched to providing dinners for low income clients in Kalihi-Palama.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA /CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Palama Settlement’s Lani Davis, outreach specialist, and Pi`i Minns, recreation director, load up the trunk of a car with food during an outreach event earlier this month. Palama Settlement has been providing grab and go lunches since the panemic started, but as of April 13, switched to providing dinners for low income clients in Kalihi-Palama.

The need arose suddenly; the response was instant. Groups all over the state responded quickly to the coronavirus shutdown, mobilizing to bring food wherever it was needed.

Today in Crave we present a snapshot of some of the many groups around Oahu working to gather food, prepare it, distribute it to the needy and deliver it to the homebound:

>> “Aina-based” groups in the Windward Food Hui feed families from Hauula to Waimanalo

>> Zoomers to Boomers puts teens on the road shopping and driving for seniors

>> Palama Settlement ensures that neighborhood children won’t go to bed hungry

>> The Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center meets needs by staying on the move

>> Showing Aloha: Hawaii forges new food network, provides food boxes and prepares meals for needy families on Oahu

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