‘Kaua‘i people have the biggest hearts’

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Bart Thomas and his mother, Rose, prepare to roll out to Lydgate Park and ‘Anini Beach Tuesday from The Salvation Army Lihu‘e Corps’ certified kitchen.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Bart Thomas Tuesday celebrates the fresh eggs he received as leftovers from a Marriott’s Waiohai Beach Club employees’ food distribution Monday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Bart Thomas, right, prepares to load sauce Tuesday as Alicia Hayakawa, a volunteer from the Kaua‘i Community College culinary-arts program, tends to the burritos in The Salvation Army Lihu‘e Corps certified kitchen in Hardy Street.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Bart Thomas works with the hot-food transporter Tuesday as Alicia Hayakawa, a Kaua‘i Community College culinary-arts volunteer, left, and Rose Thomas, Bart’s mother, right watch.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Bart Thomas, right, gets a briefing on the day’s meal Tuesday from chef Glenn Hayakawa and his daughter Alicia, a volunteer from the Kaua‘i Community College culinary-arts program, at The Salvation Army Lihu‘e Corps certified kitchen on Hardy Street.

Bart Thomas is a hometown hero, said Kimmy Achuara in a nomination email.

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