We visited Eric at Lanakila Pacific today for our Meals on Wheels orientation. We start our route next week. As someone that has worked almost exclusively in the not for profit world, I’m pretty impressed so far. They’re organizational model is unique in that they’re striving to be wholly independant– cooking their own meals, hiring workers from their training programs. Every element seems to be well thought out and carefully developed. I’m most impressed by their relationships with Hawaiian farms–sourcing all of their food locally and cooking all meals in house. K liked the fact that they’ve built relationships with schools and when young people are studying relevant periods in history Lanakila will refer one of the seniors they serve as a first person witness to give a testimonial. I’m looking forward to getting to know the organization more.