Big Island Businesses have stepped up to provide shopping hours solely for kupuna to stock up on essential household supplies amid the coronavirus outbreak. The World Health Organization’s declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic sent people worldwide to stores buying up toilet paper, soap, hand sanitizer and thermometers. While supply chains to the Hawaiian Islands have not been impacted by the virus, hoarding has left store shelves bare of necessary items for days. To combat that, KTA, Foodland, Keaukaha General Stores, Target and Safeway have designated shopping hours for those who are the most susceptible to the novel coronavirus, the elderly and those with underlying conditions. At Keaukaha General Store, the owner and manager took it a step further and with the help of community partners, created 600 kupuna care packages that include toilet paper, paper towels, face and body soap, and granola bars. See the full article.
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KEAUKAHA GENERAL STORE ORGANIZES DELIVERY OF KUPUNA CARE PACKAGES