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Salvation army food prep

The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos

First photo: Thanksgiving meals are assembled at the Salvation Army Lahaina Lighthouse Corps center Tuesday morning by Monte Gund (clockwise from front left), Leina’ala Padelford, Carol Koepke Tu’a, Envoy Kevin Nagasaki, Liz May, Kristy Gund and Katie Zimmerman. The Gunds, Koepke Tu’a, May and Zimmerman are members of the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset. In past years, the Thanksgiving meal for people in need was served buffet style and guests dined on nearby picnic tables. Due to COVID-19, the meals were boxed and handed through the fence. May said she has been volunteering for 10 years. “It’s sometimes a long road, but we are helping,” May said. “I can’t imagine what they go through at night. If we all just gave a little bit we could make a world of difference.” Nagasaki said even though COVID limits gatherings, they have been “busy” providing not only food, but also access to showers, laundry machines and outreach. “It hasn’t changed our mission,” he said. “We’re still serving the people. We’re thankful for all the churches and people for their help.” Second photo: Liz May cuts pumpkin pie Tuesday.

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