Members of the 4-H Engaging Youth, Serving Community Team have been working for months to help beautify The Salvation Army Lihue Corps Kokua Soup Kitchen, the group’s adult leader said in a press release.
Laura Jean Kawamura explained that it was the youngsters’ idea to beautify the soup kitchen, which offers dinner for those in need once a week at the Hardy Street headquarters building of The Salvation Army Lihue Corps.
The project started in December.
Team members include Kellyn Tanaka, Joey Tanaka, Kelsie Tone and Kendra Kawamura.
This 4-H youth adult partnership team project involves members of other youth organizations as well, who decorate the dining room by featuring one holiday a month.
By creating a pleasant atmosphere, the volunteers feel they make those who come to the kitchen for a meal feel good about themselves, and gain a feeling of hope.
This project is made possible through funding from the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with National 4-H Council, University of Hawai‘i 4-H Youth Development Program, and the Kauai 4-H Federation.