Free bento for keiki, kupuna on Sunday

LIHU‘E — Free bento for keiki 18 years and younger, and kupuna 65 years and older, will be presented, Sunday by the Kaua‘i Pop Warner Football League at three different sites around Kaua‘i, Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon, or until supplies run out.

The collaborative effort between the five associations that make up KPWFL will be staging at the Puhi Park where the group is budgeting for an anticipated need of more than 1,500 meals that will be prepared, cooked, and presented by league members as a way of giving back to the community that is integral to the league’s existence.

During the Pop Warner football season, it is common to hear the tales of how coaches of the different league teams offer support to keiki who would otherwise not be able to participate due to hardships with food and transportation. These hardships are further aggravated during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the KPWFL hopes to help with some of these hardships.

The three distribution sites include the Bryan J. Baptiste Memorial Sports Park where the Kapa‘a Eagles will lead the distribution efforts.

Lihu‘e Raiders will have the support of the Koloa Pop Warner Association in handing out bento at the Grove Farm Industrial Park, and the Hanapepe Colts and Kekaha Titans will combine efforts to distribute bento at the Hanapepe Neighborhood Center.

The bento will be available on a first come, first serve basis, and KPWFL leaders ask that face masks be worn.

Kaua‘i Pop Warner Football League extends its mahalo and appreciation to Wa‘alani Enterprises, Warren Haruki, Todd Ozaki and the Grove Farm ‘ohana, Lenny Rapozo and the Kaua‘i Officials Association, Pam Kaluahine-Arroyo of the Regency at Puakea, Arroyo’s Plumbing, the Triple K Strong Man Athletics, and Kelvin Moniz and the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank for making this bento distribution possible.

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