Hawaii’s Kupuna Need
Please join Lanakila Meals on Wheels, hundreds of seniors, elected officials, and community supporters in the national March for Meals on March 14th at the State Capitol!
March for Meals Schedule
9:30 AM Groups Arrive, Entertainment by Kupuna Begins
10:00 AM Sign Waving along South Beretania Street
11:00 AM Remarks in the Capitol Rotunda
11:15 AM Boxed Lunch (Must RSVP for Lunch)
Want to advocate or volunteer on behalf of Hawaii’s kupuna in need of nutritious meals? RSVP HERE.
Celebrity Champion & Project Runway star, Kini Zamora Delivers Meals
Did you know?
- Did you know 1 in 6 seniors face hunger every day?
- Hawaii has one of the fastest growing senior populations and the longest life expectancy in the nation, yet the base funding has remained flat for TWELVE YEARS since 2002, while Hawaii’s senior population has increased by 30%.
- Providing Kupuna Care Services, which enables seniors to stay in their homes and avoid costly institutionalization, can be the difference between $170 a month for home delivered meals vs. $9,034 a month for a semi-private room in a nursing facility.
- While supplemental funding is requested every year, this is not sustainable.
- Without continued support, Kupuna Care programs including Lanakila Meals on Wheels will be faced with heartbreaking waiting lists.
- March for Meals is a national campaign to help raise awareness and support for senior meal programs.
- Kupuna Care is a state-funded, county administered program that provides basic services to frail older adults who can’t live at home without assistance.