All seniors would like to live with dignity, economic independence, and good health. According to a 2018 national survey conducted by AARP, 76% of Americans aged 50 and older say they prefer to remain in their current residence.
The average Lanakila Meals on Wheels meal recipient is a female of Asian descent who is in her 80s and living on less than $13,700 annually. Studies from Meals on Wheels of America show that millions of seniors may be forced to prematurely enter assisted living or nursing facilities if they don't receive the nutritious meals and necessary support services they need to live independently. To put this in perspective, it costs less to provide an entire year of meals for a senior than it costs to spend one day in the hospital or six days in a nursing home.
In a special collaboration with world-renowned Chef Alan Wong, Lanakila Kitchen introduces its new Apple Butter Mochi this holiday season. As a proponent of healthier living, Chef Alan inspired Lanakila Kitchen to innovate one of its baked goods by incorporating healthier ingredients like monk fruit sweetener and the superfood ginger. This sweet treat is available now for a limited time only at Don Quijote, Marukai and Times Supermarket locations.Download the recipe
Presented by Lanakila Meals on Wheels, the 13th annual The Good Table delivers incredible meals from top restaurants straight to your door. From June 7-11, choose from a different selection of menus from across the island, ready to be enjoyed at home – and all to benefit the seniors of Lanakila Meals on Wheels. Celebrate the wonderful flavors found on Oahu and support the fight against senior hunger! Participating restaurants change each night, so you can try a new meal every day of the week!