Meals flying over from O‘ahu

Allan Parachini / Special to The Garden Island

Volunteer Lisa Larkin distributes meals flown over from O‘ahu on Friday in Kapa‘a.

KAPA‘A — An unusual collaboration in which 1,600 meals a day are prepared and plated in an idled restaurant kitchen in Honolulu, rushed to the airport and then flown to Lihu‘e for distribution at 10 places scattered across the island has ended its first week, but not without controversy.