Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022|
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There are many kupuna who rely on the benefits of the Meals on Wheels program.
The program itself is a necessity for them. Knowing this, I don’t understand why the food that is delivered to our kupuna is spoiled, with visible mold, or food that normally would be easy to chew arrives rock hard.
So, sadly, kupuna just toss it out.
While visiting a relative, Meals on Wheels brought them some food, and I was thankful for that. Then I saw what they got. It was not edible.
I told my relative she should call the program to make them aware of this. My relative chose not to because she relies on this program, and she said once in a while the food is OK to eat. It was upsetting to hear her say such a thing!
I asked other kupuna who rely on this program, and they also receive foods that are most times inedible, and they also don’t make any complaints because sometimes, the food is OK.
This is so wrong. It is a waste of funds. It is wasting food because kupuna toss it out. But, more importantly, our kupuna go hungry! Shame on you, Meals on Wheels! Right this wrong.
A terrible idea
Another pinhead idea to open the Pohoiki Boat Ramp: Dig a bigger hole!
The engineer at the last clown show meeting (on Aug. 18) explained why digging a channel (hole) won’t work (for long, if at all) so the new idea is to dig a bigger hole!
The issue of sand migration is still there — and where are they gonna pile all the sand?
If you think getting rid of the local sand and rocks will do it, please watch the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s aerial of the 2018 flow to see how much sand is stashed up current from the ramp (years worth).
The Department of Land and Natural Resources is going to out-dig Mother Nature and Madame Pele (who work 24 hours a day, no coffee breaks)? Fat chance.
I grew up near an inlet with the same problem, and constant dredging was their only answer (and they had a place to put the sand — back on the beach.)
FEMA is going to see this as lipstick on a pig and refuse to fund this idiocy.
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