We have all been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, but none more so than our most vulnerable members of society: the children, elderly, and the disabled. In this time of crisis, I have been so incredibly inspired by the non-profits, government agencies, volunteers and donors who stepped up to care for those less fortunate. Below are just some these amazing programs, with links to their websites, facebook pages, or articles of interest. If you can, please consider donating to these programs (even if it is just $5), spreading the word to friends and family about these programs, or even volunteering to call elderly people, just to check-in and make sure they are well.
The moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; those who are in the shadows of life; the sick, the needy and the handicapped. ~ V.P. Hubert Humphrey’s last speech
The state Education Department now has 38 grab-and-go sites statewide that give out breakfast and lunch to children in need.
YMCA has grab and go sites set up to provide food to families and children in need.
Na Kama Kai provides grab and go meals to children on the Waianae Coast.
Elderly and Disabled
Meal on Wheels is currently delivering 7-day care packages to elderly and disabled individuals who cannot leave their homes.
Malama Meals is a not for profit program that provides food for at-risk communities and kapuna in need.
The OurKupuna.com pairs volunteers with a kupuna resident in need of some assistance. Currently, volunteers call to check-in and make sure they are well.