Shared from Honolulu Magazine
A NEW GROUP FORMED BY DA SPOT AND OTHER PARTNERS CURRENTLY SERVES MORE THAN 8,000 FREE MEALS A DAY TO FOOD-INSECURE GROUPS, AND HOPES TO RAMP UP TO 100,000.
Ahmad Ramadan wants to feed 10% of the island’s population.“We are not billionaires or super wealthy or anything,” says Ramadan, owner of Da Spot. But Mālama Meals, a new group formed by Da Spot and three other partners in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, is currently serving more than 8,000 free meals a day to low-income seniors, public housing residents, homeless communities and other in-need groups around the island. As the numbers of unemployed and food insecure people grow daily, Ramadan hopes to ramp up to 30,000 meals in the next few weeks, with an ultimate goal of 100,000 meals. A day.
“To be honest, there’s very few people that can do this,” he says. “I know you’re probably thinking ‘What are you talking about? That’s crazy.’ But being absolutely serious, we can do it.”