The Lanakila Meals on Wheels headquaters on Oahu was busy Christmas morning. Volunteers prepped and packed meals, and got Christmas gifts ready for delivery to more than 800 home-bound and disabled seniors.
Micah Sala and his entire family have been volunteering at Meals on Wheels for more than five years.
"I just love doing this; coming back, every morning waking up at 6 a.m. It's good fun, just seeing new faces, old faces. It's us just gathering together," said Sala.
This year kupuna got a Hawaiian meal, consisting of rice, kalua pig and cabbage, chicken long rice, chicken luau, and haupia. Kupuna also received a special Christmas gift filled with useful items like a blanket, flashlight and other household items. The gifts were all donated by the community.
"We are hoping that this meal, along with a special Christmas gift, is going to brighten the kupuna's day," said program director Lori Lau.
One kupuna whose holiday got a little brighter was Bonnie Maka of Honolulu.
"It means the best Christmas. If it wasn't for you guys, I might not have any of this, so I appreciate all of it," she said.