The many (masked) faces of relief

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    The Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association Kaua‘i Branch board members and other volunteers at the 2,000-meal distribution get a video record of the HLTA’s presentation of $10,000 to the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank Friday at the Sheraton Kaua‘i Resort in Po‘ipu.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    A volunteer gets a social-media photo of the many volunteers behind a food distribution Thursday at the Kaua‘i Marriott Resort & Beach Club, where more than 1,600 food plates and more than 350 food packages were passed out to the resort’s furloughed associates and their families.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank Executive Director Kelvin Moniz packs a food package into one of the contributed bags by Hawai‘i’s credit unions alongside East Kaua‘i Lions Club volunteers topping off the food packages Thursday during the Kaua‘i Marriott Resort & Beach Club food distribution.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Cars of Kaua‘i Marriott Resort & Beach Club furloughed employees line up for food Thursday during the resort’s food distribution.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Sheraton Kaua‘i Resort volunteers Elaine Leung, Ryan Mora and Chelsea Schroeder prepare chili macaroni plates for pickup Friday during the Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association Kaua‘i Chapter- and charity walk-sponsored meal giveaway in a drive-thru format at the Po‘ipu property.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Elaine Leung, Pillare Mukai, Ryan Mora and Samira Siale pack chili macaroni meals to go Friday during the Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association Kaua‘i Chapter- and charity walk-sponsored meal distribution in a drive-thru format at the Po‘ipu property.

Several thousand people struggling through the mire of conditions created by COVID-19 were warmed by hot meals, food packages and warm smiles as another week wrapped up Friday afternoon at the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank warehouse in Nawiliwili.

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