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Salvation Army offers Thanksgiving meals east and west

LIHU‘E — As part of a 6,000-meal state distribution by The Salvation Army, Kaua‘i branches are planning to distribute more than a thousand Thanksgiving holiday meals on Nov. 23, the day before Thanksgiving.

“We are grateful for the generous help of corporate partners, volunteers, advisory boards, staff and Salvation Army officers for organizing our annual Thanksgiving events in Hawai‘i, from Hanapepe to Honoka‘a,” said Maj. Phil Lum, divisional commander for The Salvation Army Hawaiian &Pacific Islands.

“We humbly ask the community for their continued support and encourage those in need of a meal to reach out to The Salvation Army corps in their community.”

A complete list of locations serving meals can be found at

On Kaua‘i, The Salvation Army Hanapepe Corps, with the help of the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort &Spa, will be distributing 450 hot Thanksgiving meals through a drive-thru, grab-and-go format from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 23, or while supplies last.

There is a limit of five meals per vehicle.

The Hanapepe Corps will be supported by volunteers from the West Kaua‘i Lions Club, the KANAKA School, Episcopal Church West Kaua‘i and the Kokua Soup Kitchen volunteers.

For more information, call 808-335-5441.

The limit of five meals per car will be observed at The Salvation Army Lihu‘e Corps, which plans to distribute 600 hot Thanksgiving meals at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall on a drive-thru, grab-and-go format on Nov. 23 starting at 10 a.m., and continuing while supplies last.

Some of the groups volunteering at the annual event include the Hawai‘i Foodbank Kaua‘i, the Kaua‘i Lions Club, The Salvation Army Lihu‘e Corps advisory board and Lihu‘e Corps members.

For more information, call 808-245-2571.

Monetary contributions to support The Salvation Army’s feeding efforts during the holidays and through0ut the year can be made online at

Additionally, from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, customers at all Foodland and Sack N Save stores in Hawai‘i are able to make donations at the checkout through Foodland’s “Share a Holiday Feast” program to help those less fortunate in Hawai‘i.

Foodland customers are able to donate cash or use their Foodland Maika‘i points to help. Those donations will be turned into Foodland gift cards and distributed by The Salvation Army to families in need on the island where the donations were received.


Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 808-245-0453 or
Source: The Garden Island

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