On March 14th when COVID-19 was found here on Guam, our island was turned upside down. Jobs and schools were closed, and many families living paycheck to paycheck were left worrying about what would happen when the money dried up.
Kådu decided to do as much as we could to serve our island's families in need and give them peace of mind through nourishing meals.
But we knew we couldn't do it alone.
We reached out to two local non-profit organizations who were already working in our island community with families, including the homeless, disabled, and families with children who want to change their lives for the better:
CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES: Catholic Social Services provides housing and support to homeless families and individuals, the disabled and elderly.
MAÑE'LU: Formerly known as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guam, Mañe'lu's mission is to educate, inspire and empower Guam's youth and families to change their lives for the better.
The teams at Catholic Social Services and Mañe'lu were the vital link between our kitchen and families' tables. The two teams distributed food for 21 weeks to those in need.
We also partnered with the AGAT, MANGILAO and DEDEDO MAYOR'S OFFICES, who distributed food to those in their village.
We also realized that there were Guam families in need, who don't qualify for food stamps, but receive groceries and other donations from SALVATION ARMY. So, we partnered with them and provided them with 200 Family Bucket Coupons to distribution to those same families, so they can receive a hot family meal from Kådu when they need it most.
GRAB-N-GRUB, a local food delivery service also provided the drivers for delivering the meals prepared for those in need.
OTHER COMMUNITY PARTNERS
The island has truly come together to support this program. We received donations from farmers, wholesale distributors, restaurants and other local businesses which have allowed each cash donation to be stretched farther!
And finally, our team of 8 dedicated individuals managed to operate our take-out restaurant for our paying guests, while also preparing, cooking and packaging nutritious comfort food for those in need. Thank you team Kådu!!
Thank you to our customers who gave as much as they could., as often as they could.
Thank you to islanders around the world who sent in their donations.
And, a special thank you to our largest donor, the local Church of Latter Day Saints, who donated $10,000 to the program!
To see our island come together and believe in this program, we are truly humbled and honored.
9,268 MEALS DONATED TO THOSE IN NEED
21 WEEKS OF DONATIONS
45+ BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT HELPED US FULFILL OUR MISSION
For more details, and a complete report on donations and food deliveries, click the "Find out more" button below.
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR KÅDU CAREGIVERS, we couldn't have done this without you.
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The mission of Kådu restaurant is to
provide our island’s families with convenient, affordable and nutritious meals made with as much local produce as possible, and to create a happy and supportive work environment for our team so they can deliver the best island hospitality to our guests.
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115 University Drive #106 Mangilao, 96913 Guam
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