‘Like family getting together’

  • Curtis Hoku Kekahuna checks on the potatoes at the Salvation Army Thanksgiving dinner at Jackie Rey's Ohana Grill. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Andrew Fisher serves up a Thanksgiving community dinner Thursday at Hale Halawai.

  • Makee Thomas gets a plate of food from Elizabeth McGlone and Andrew Fisher at the Cool Runnings Community Dinner Thursday at Hale Halawai. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Volunteers and recipients hold hands for the pule at the Salvation Army Thanksgiving dinner at Jackie Rey's Ohana Grill. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • The kitchen crew takes a break from cooking 400 pounds of mashed potatoes at the Salvation Army Thanksgiving dinner at Jackie Rey’s Ohana Grill.

  • Turkey with all of the trimmings is served at the Salvation Army Thanksgiving dinner at Jackie Rey's Ohana Grill. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Volunteer Dennis Lawson is on gravy duty at the Salvation Army Thanksgiving dinner at Jackie Rey’s Ohana Grill. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Marie Tabios, Kris and Ken Santiago play holiday music at the Salvation Army Thanksgiving dinner at Jackie Rey's Ohana Grill. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Barry Gitelson aka The Great Barusky creates balloon animals for sisters Reli and Yana Montano delighting grandmother Virginia Tabios at the Salvation Army Thanksgiving dinner at Jackie Rey's Ohana Grill. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Jackie Rey's Ohana Grill fills up for the Salvation Army Thanksgiving feast on Thursday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Goldie Aickin and Nova Chong load up the SUV with dinners to be delivered to Hualalai Elderly Housing at the Salvation Army Thanksgiving dinner at Jackie Rey's Ohana Grill. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Jackie Rey’s Ohana Grill fills up for the Salvation Army Thanksgiving feast on Thursday. (Photos by Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — Thanksgiving is a time for family and feast. For 10 years, the Salvation Army and Jackie Rey’s Ohana Grill have provided both for members of the community who might otherwise go hungry or be alone.