‘We’ll be here’: Meet N’ Eat marks 30 years serving the community hot meals and more

  • Joe Robichaud is all smiles at Kealakehe Intermediate's 30th anniversary of Meet N' Eat on Tuesday. (Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today)

  • A volunteer helps load food into a car during the Meet N' Eat held Tuesday at Kealakehe Intermediate School. (Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today)

  • A volunteer brings food to a vehicle during the Meet N’ Eat held Tuesday at Kealakehe Intermediate School. (Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today)

  • Volunteers work to set up meals behind the walk-up line at Kealakehe Intermediate School for Tuesday’s Meet N’ Eat. (Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today)

Meet N’ Eat, a program that provides free hot meals and food baskets for community members, celebrated its 30th anniversary Tuesday serving up hundreds of meals as the volunteer-driven effort nears 300,000 meals served.