Waimea residents reflect on life during the coronavirus pandemic

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Spencer Coakley grabs produce to distribute to cars in line at the Ohana Food Drop by The Hawaii Food Basket at Waimea District Park on Friday, March 5, 2021.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Members of the National Guard help fill cars with food during an Ohana Food Drop by The Hawaii Food Basket at Waimea District Park on Friday, March 5, 2021.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald A volunteer watches for traffic while monitoring the line for the Ohana Food Drop by The Hawaii Food Basket at Waimea District Park on Friday, March 5, 2021.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Lacy Lively is tested for COVID-19 by Premier Medical Group during free, mobile testing at Waimea District Park on Friday, March 5, 2021. Lively wanted to get tested after being asked back to work after a year-long furlough.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Vernon Pilor is tested for COVID-19 by Premier Medical Group at Waimea District Park on Friday, March 5, 2021. Pilor decided to take a test because it was convenient after the Ohana Food Drop.

Many furloughed Big Island hospitality workers have gone nearly a year without work because of the COVID-19 pandemic.