November 21, 2018

Lanai Senior Christmas Lunch Celebrates Community

The annual Senior Christmas Lunch makes the holiday season brighter and merrier for many kupuna on Lanai. Held on Christmas Day every year, the lunch at the Senior Center honors Lanai’s elder community with a hot meal, gift bags, fellowship and fun. Those seniors who cannot leave their homes to come to the event can have a home-cooked meal delivered to their door.

The lunch is hosted by the churches of Lanai and supported by local organizations and individuals, who donate time, money, gifts and food. Thanks to the help of many hands and donations, the lunch is free and open to everyone in the community, not just seniors in need.

The success of the Senior Christmas Lunch depends on the generosity of our community. Please consider helping out this year by cooking a dish or volunteering your time and talents to spread a little holiday cheer.

Contact our service leaders for opportunities

  • Fruit and dessert donations: Shirley Samonte
  • Sign-in table: Shelly Barfield
  • Kitchen: Nina Garcia
  • Entertainment: Charity Texeira
  • Drivers, delivery helpers: Saul Kahihikolo Jr.

Team leaders needed for the following duties

  • Servers and waiters
  • Gift donation collection
  • Clean-up duty

Monetary donations are graciously accepted and 100 percent of your tax-deductible gift goes toward covering the cost of the meal and gifts for seniors. Checks can be sent to:

Lanai Senior Christmas Lunch
c/o PO Box 630149
Lanai City, HI 96763

For more information, please contact the 2018 lunch coordinator at

Lanai Senior Christmas Lunch

Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018
Lanai Senior Center, 309 Seventh St.
10 a.m. Party and entertainment
11 a.m. Lunch

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