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Hundreds March to End Senior Hunger

Brandon Mitsuda Brandon Mitsuda
Jose Hernandez Jose Hernandez
Yolanda Pdua Yolanda Pdua

By Tracy Gladden

HONOLULU (KHNL) -- Hundreds marched at the Capitol Wednesday to end senior hunger. Oahu's seniors march, chant, and carry signs. All to keep the Lanakila Meals on Wheels program rolling. Mayor Mufi Hannemann leads the way in the 6th annual demonstration and the largest yet.

Brandon Mitsuda is the Deputy Director of Meals on Wheels.

"We had many groups that came out to support, members of the military, we had individuals from the boy scouts," he said. "We had senators, representatives, we had all kinds of people out here."

U.S. Army Captain Jose Hernandez marched.

"They support veterans, vocational rehab, were all in the military, one day were all going to be veterans so," he said. "One team one fight, that's what we do. We support the community any way we can."

Lanakila uses volunteers to deliver tailor made meals to seniors in rural parts of the state.

Yolanda Pdua is a Meals on Wheels recipient.

"They usually bring us chicken, potato and food for people who have no teeth," she said. "We get three meals. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday."

The waiting list for meals continues to grow, so the program plans to add a Saturday delivery.

"Along with the homebound program, we also have a group dining program. That's 20 different group dining sites all over the island," Mitsuda said.

Volunteers are always needed.

"They can volunteer and contribute monetarily as well, we definitely welcome the monetary contribution," Mitsuda said.

It's important to raise awareness about the needs of Hawaii's senior community because in two years, 20% of the state's population will be 60-years-old and over.

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