(ABOVE VIDEO) Super Kitchen at Kahilu Town Hall in Waimea, September 17.
Video report by Lynn Beittel
WAIMEA, Hawaii – The “Super Kitchen” put on a super event at the Kahilu Town Hall in Waimea on Wednesday. Around two hundred hungry children and adults showed up for a free, healthy dinner of Portuguese Bean Soup, brown rice, green salad, fruit salad and herbal tea. The Super Kitchen dinners are the brainchild of the board and staff of Mala’ai: The Culinary Garden of Waimea Middle School. The group’s aim is to show the community that nutritious meals can be tasty, easy to prepare and inexpensive, less than $3 per meal.
“Our goal with the soup kitchens,” said Vivienne Aronowitz, the Mala’ai Board President, “is to bring to the community what we do in the garden with the kids, and that is develop taste for healthy and delicious food that they can make at home with their families, that doesn’t cost a lot.”
Chef Angela Zink is this month’s visiting chef. She and her volunteers put in a long day.
“We started around 10 a.m. and have been working non-stop ever since,” Zink said.
The event also featured a cultural program. Six voyagers who recently returned from a leg of the Hokule’a and Hikianalia World Wide Voyage talked about their experiences.
The Super Kitchen bi-monthly dinners are free to all although donations are welcome. The next dinner will take place in November.