Rowena Pagan and team help feed the houseless community

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Regina Floyd, Rowena Pangan, Michael Sterioff, Kris Shakespeare, Sophronia “Sax” Mahoe, Tiani Kaui, Hillary Kalani, Neaulani Ashley, Saecha Rocha, Shana Mundon-Dasalia, Farah Aquino, and Margaret Alcos. Not in the photo: Mahea Kaui.

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Passion Bakery Cafe co-owner Michael Sterioff and Rowena Pangan, co-founder and co-CEO of Ho‘omana thrift store throw the shaka before the delivery run.

All it took was one selfless woman at the beginning of the pandemic, Rowena Pangan, to spearhead and get the ball rolling for a community meal delivery program that runs every Saturday for the houseless communities island-wide with 12 to 15 committed volunteers.