Waipouli Sheraton gives meals to associates

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach General Manager Chris Machorek greets cars arriving for the lunchtime meal and food distribution for the resort’s laid-off associates and their families Tuesday in Waipouli.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Roberta Charles is among the volunteers from the Zonta Club of Kaua‘i and East Kaua‘i Lions Club who wait for the line of cars to move Tuesday during the Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach associates’ meal and food package distribution in Waipouli.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kelvin Moniz of the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank, in black, accepts a $6,000 award from Lion Roy Nishida and the Lions Club Tuesday prior to packing food packages for Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach associates and their families in Waipouli.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Volunteers from the Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach executive committee and managers, the Lions Club and the Zonta Club of Kaua‘i wait in Waipouli for the start of the meal and food package distribution to associates of the Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach that were laid off due to the resort’s closure during the COVID-19 pandemi.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach chef Lucas Sauter stirs a batch of broccoli in Waipouli for the hot meal served to the resort’s associates and families who were impacted by the layoffs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Volunteers from the Zonta Club of Kaua‘i and the Lions Club pack food packages in Waipouli Tuesday during the meal and food package distribution for more than 150 associates of the Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach and their families.

WAIPOULI — Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach General Manager Chris Machorek was overjoyed to see the resort’s associates again Tuesday.

“How’re you doing?” he greeted each car that wheeled into the hotel’s front entrance, adding gestures of joy. “See you again soon.”

His personal greeting to the more than 150 associates who were laid off following the closure of the resort as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic extended beyond the personal greeting, as he joined the volunteer effort of the hotel’s executive team and managers, the East Kaua‘i Lions Club and the Zonta Club of Kaua‘i to provide a hot, nutritious meal and a food package for each of the affected associates.

Lion Roy Nishida of the EK Lions pulled out a $6,000 award to Kelvin Moniz, Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank executive director, prior to the group’s starting to pack the food packages that included hamburger from a local rancher, milk, eggs, and an assortment of nonperishable food, including pasta and soups.

“This is a collection from the East Kaua‘i Lions Club,” Nishida said. “Our contribution was matched by the bigger Lion Club for the $6,000 total.”

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