"Feeding our Keiki and Kupuna"
Meals can be picked up every Friday between 4:00 and 5:30 PM
at the Honoka‘a Hongwanji Buddhist Temple
45-516 Lehua Street Honoka'a, HI 96727
“Feeding our Keiki and Kupuna” is an important community meal program and has become a critical resource for many. The Peace Committee of Honokaa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple has instituted additional food safety practices for distributing meals via drive through, walk up and delivery. We appreciate every one of our volunteers, and rely on each of you to make our community meal program a success.
SAFETY FIRST! – It is imperative that all volunteers minimize the chance of Covid infection and expsoure either at home, in the community or while volunteering at the temple. Do your best to avoid getting infected in your daily life away from the temple and avoid passing on your infection (often unknown to yourself) to those in the Feeding program.
Food preparation of the weekly Friday meals continue under supervision of certified food safety handlers. Cautionary steps include “social distancing” and all volunteers strictly follow Department of Health food handling and preparation guidelines as well as disinfecting techniques recommended by the federal Center for Disease Control.
The public’s understanding and cooperation is appreciated. During difficult times, our focus remains on peace, compassion and interdependence.
Our mailing address is: P.O.Box 1667 Honokaa, HI 96727
Ways You Can Help:
We need your help each Friday to prepare and distribute meals and clean up afterward.
8:30 am Grocery Bag Prep Crew
9 am Meal Prep Crew
2 pm Plating Crew and Upstairs Distribution Crew
5:30 pm Cleanup Crew dishes, tables, sweeping, mopping, trash.
Pick-up Food: Donated food needs to be picked up and delivered to the Temple.
We can always use more one pound bags of pinto beans (for chili).
Share the produce from your garden with families in our community.
Bags of rice are also very helpful as we will prepare almost three bags a week.
CHILDREN'S BOOKS – especially for ages 3 – 6, are great to hand out to the families.
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Third Anniversary of “Feeding our Keiki and Kupuna”
Sarah Anderson Photography captured our volunteers serving the community on the occasion of our Third Anniversary. The photos can be seen HERE on our website, they really show the energy of our volunteers and how impactful the program is to our community.
Thank you Sarah and thank you to our volunteers!