CFS delivers ‘Hope’ in Anahola

The Garden Island Newspaper (Kauaʻi)

Mark’s Place and Contemporary Flavors Catering chefs Alan Okuhara and Mark Oyama load chef-prepared meals into a vehicle Saturday during the Child & Family Service Festival of Hope for Families at the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Anahola Clubhouse.

ANAHOLA — Despite claims of “it never rains in Anahola” Saturday, volunteer servers welcomed the short-but-cooling showers that blanketed the Festival of Hope for Families drive-thru distribution presented by Child & Family Service, teaming with the Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation.

The distribution done in the shadow of the Kalalea Mountains at the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Anahola Clubhouse provided needed supplies, resources, screenings, food and family-friendly activities to more than 250 families who needed to pre-register for the event.

“We are so fortunate to have excellent community partners like the Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation to help us bring our Festival of Hope for Families to communities throughout Hawai‘i,” said CFS President and CEO Karen Tan.

Contrades was joined by three generations of the Manulele Dudoit ‘ohana, including daughter Ka‘ala Clarke, who happens to be the vice president of KKOA, and Clarke’s daughter Welina Wong. The unique-to-Anahola group got help from CFS Board Member Trinette Kaui and son Kale Kaui, who was enjoying a break from his work at Kamehameha Schools on O‘ahu.

The line proceeded through the chef-prepared meals by the team from Mark’s Place and Contemporary Flavors Catering, which came up with a turkey shepherd’s pie and a gingerbread-cookie-creating kit in time for the holidays. Pre-packed food was being handled by the YWCA of Kaua‘i in partnership with the Hawai‘i Foodbank Kaua‘i Branch that rounded out the giveaway with eggs, bread and cases of saimin.

“We were delighted to find that CFS was reaching out to help communities in Hawai‘i and are bringing their services and relief to Anahola,” said Bob Fujioka, a trustee with the Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation.

“With all the stresses that come with the pandemic and the holidays, we are grateful to have an established partner that can bring resources to those that most need them.”

In addition to the Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation, CFS partnered with the following organizations to offer this event for the community to help those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic: County of Kaua‘i Agency of Elderly Affairs, Life Choices Kaua‘i, Ho‘ola Lahui Hawai‘i, Kaua‘i Community Health Center, McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, Lili‘uokalani Trust, Chef Hui, Under My Umbrella, Kamehameha Schools, Mark’s Place, Grove Farm, YWCA, Kukulu Kumuhana o Anahola, Statewide Safety Systems, Hawai‘i Food Bank Kaua‘i Branch, state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Aquatic Resources, Hawai‘i Savin, Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative, Waipa Foundation, Pono Market, General Contractors Association, Crossroads Christian Fellowship Kaua‘i and Kaua‘i Food Hub.

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The foundation has made grants to the following organizations

* Includes COVID-19 Emergency Funding

  • AccesSurf
  • After-School All-Stars Hawaii
  • Aloha Harvest *
  • Aloha Medical Mission
  • American Cancer Society Hawaii Pacific
  • American Diabetes Association
  • Armed Services YMCA of Honolulu
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii
  • Blood Bank of Hawaii
  • Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii
  • Catholic Charities Hawaii
  • Ceeds of Peace
  • Chaminade University
  • Child & Family Service
  • Coalition for a Drug-Free Hawaii
  • Damien Memorial School
  • Diamond Head Theatre
  • Domestic Violence Action Center *
  • DreamHouse Ewa Beach Charter School
  • EPIC ‘Ohana, Inc.
  • Family Promise of Hawaii *
  • Feeding Hawaii Together dba The Pantry *
  • Girl Scouts of Hawaii
  • Habitat for Humanity Maui
  • Habitat for Humanity West
  • Hale Kipa
  • Hanahau‘oli School
  • Hawaii Autism Foundation
  • Hawaii Food Bank *
  • Hawaii High School Athletic Association
  • Hawaii Island Adult Care, Inc.
  • Hawaii Literacy
  • Helping Hands Hawaii
  • Hilo Medical Center Foundation
  • Hoa ʻĀina O Mākaha
  • Holy Family Catholic Academy
  • Holy Nativity School
  • Honolulu Advertiser Christmas Fund
  • Honolulu Habitat for Humanity
  • Honolulu Museum of Art
  • Honolulu Theatre for Youth
  • Ho'ōla Na Pua *
  • Hospice Hawaii
  • Hospice Maui
  • Kaimuki Christian Church and School
  • Kauai Community Health Alliance
  • KAMP Hawaii
  • Kauai North Shore Food Pantry
  • Kids Hurt Too Hawaii
  • Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services (KKV)
  • Kukui Childrenʻs Foundation *
  • KUPU
  • Le Jardin Academy
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Malama Pono Health Services
  • Mary, Star of the Sea Early Learning Center
  • Maryknoll School
  • Maui Food Bank *
  • Medical-Legal Partnership for Children of HI
  • Mental Health America of Hawaii
  • Mid-Pacific Institute
  • Na Loio
  • Newman Center at UH
  • ‘Ohana Komputer
  • Pacific Survivor Center
  • Palama Settlement
  • Palolo Chinese Home
  • Parker School
  • PBS Hawaii
  • Project Vision Hawaii
  • Punahou School
  • Re-use Hawaii
  • Rehab Hospital of the Pacific
  • Sacred Hearts Academy
  • Saint Francis School
  • Saint John the Baptist Catholic School
  • Saint Louis School
  • Sounding Joy Music Therapy
  • Special Education Center of Hawaii
  • St. Francis Healthcare Foundation of Hawaii *
  • St. Joseph School (Hilo, Hawaii)
  • St. Theresa Church (Maui)
  • Star of the Sea Parish
  • Straub Foundation
  • The Arc in Hawaii
  • The Children’s Alliance of Hawai‘i
  • The Food Basket *
  • The Institute for Human Services, Inc.
  • The Nature Conservancy Hawaii
  • The Salvation Army, Hawaiian and Pacific Islands Division (KROC Center Hawaii) *
  • The Windward Spouse Abuse Shelter
  • University of Hawaii Foundation *
  • Variety School of Hawaii
  • YMCA of Honolulu