Sacred Hearts Lanai Food Pantry
Service: GroceriesDays and Hours of Food Service: Every 3rd Friday of the month 3pm 5pmInstructions: Please wait in line outside pantry doors to be served.Location: 815 Fraser Avenue, LanaiPhone: 808-565-6837
Days and Hours of Food Service: Monday, Tuesday, ThursdayInstructions: Please call for meal times and a scheduleLocation: 131 Shaw St., LahainaPhone: 808-661-5335
Days and Hours of Food Service: Tuesday-Wednesday-ThursdayInstructions: Please call for meal locations and a scheduleLocation: Various locations
Register For Hawaii Food Bank Pop
In order to meet the growing need for food, the Hawaii Food Bank is deploying new methods of food distribution. The new Pop-Up Food Distribution days will allow for more efficient distribution.
Registration opens at 9 a.m. Friday prior to each distribution. Go to the Hawaii Foodbanks website to register for your preferred date. You must then complete the registration form in its entirety. Your information will be used to identify you at the distribution. The name you input on the registration form must match the ID you present at the distribution.
Place: Kaneohe Corps. 45-175 Waikalua Rd. KneoheDistribution time: Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. or until we are out of food boxesDelivery of food boxes on Thursdays to at risk/self-quarantined/those without transportation.
Place: Kauluwela Mission Corps. 296 N. Vineyard Blvd. HonoluluDistribution time: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 12:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. or until we are out of food bags
Maui Ministry On The Move
Service: GroceriesDays and Hours of Food Service: Last Friday of every monthInstructions: Homeless outreach
Days and Hours of Food Service: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8am-12pmLocation: 495 Puupeelua Ave., HoolehuaPhone: 808-567-6689
Days and Hours of Food Service: Monday-Friday, 8am 3pmInstructions: Building 10 Location: 30 Oki Place, KaunakakaiPhone: 808-653-6379
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In His House Of Restoration
Service: GroceriesDays and Hours of Food Service: Every Wednesday 4pm 6pmLocation: 63 Laa Street, KahuluiPhone: 808-268-1204
Days and Hours of Food Service: Tuesday, Wednesday, ThursdayInstructions: By reservation only, please call firstLocation: 7533 Kamehameha V Hwy., UalapuePhone: 808-558-8480
Days and Hours of Food Service: Every 4th Tuesday of the month 5:30pm-6:30pmLocation: 261 S. Puunene Ave., KahuluiPhone: 276-8087
Days and Hours of Food Service: Monday-Friday 8:30am-11:30amInstructions: Call the office and talk to Lynn before coming in.Location: 309 S. Puunene Ave., KahuluiPhone: 808-877-0795
Days and Hours of Food Service: Every Friday 9am 10amLocation: 177 S. Kihei Rd., KiheiPhone: 808-879-4693
Service: GroceriesDays and Hours of Food Service: Every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month 9:30am-11:30amInstructions: Reservations recommended, please call ahead and ask for Sonia or Kaleo. If no answer, please leave a message. Use back entrance.Location: 286 Lahainaluna Road, LahainaPhone: 808-661-4476
Manoa Food Pantry Open For Students
Food Vault Hawaii, the campus student pantry, is open by appointment for students in need of food or toiletries during their regular hours, Mondays 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Thursdays 12-4 p.m., and Fridays 2-6 p.m. However, they are running low on stock. They ask anyone who can donate non-perishable food or toiletries to do so to help students in need during this difficult time.
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What We Need From Volunteers
Hawai’i Foodbank works with around 200 partner agencies to distribute mass quantities of perishable and nonperishable foods on Oahu and Kaua’i. Most of the food we distribute out to the community is donated to us and salvaged. Last year, the Hawai’i Foodbank distributed more than 12 millions pounds of food from our warehouse locations, helping serve 1 in 6 people on Hawai’i.
Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
SFMNP provides low-income seniors with eligible foods through farmers markets, roadside stands, and community supported agriculture programs. Hawaiis SFMNP offers eligible seniors $50 worth of coupons to obtain eligible foods without charge from participating farmers, farmers markets, and roadside stands that have been approved to accept SFMNP coupons. Coupons may be redeemed from participating vendors from April 1st September 30th.
- Eligibility: Must be at least 60 years old, be a Hawaii resident, and be income eligible .
- Applications for the 2020 program are now available. Download the application form for your county.
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St Damien Of Molokai Parish
Service: GroceriesDays and Hours of Food Service: Tuesday through Friday 9am-12pm Every 3rd Friday 12-2pm Instructions: Walk-ins welcome for emergency foodLocation: 115 Ala Malama Ave., KaunakakaiPhone: 808-553-5220
Days and Hours of Food Service: Fridays 10:30am 1pmInstructions: Call to request and arrange pick-up ahead of timeLocation: 8992 Kula Hwy., KulaPhone: 808-878-1485
Days and Hours of Food Service: Every 3rd Thursday 8-10amInstructions: Drive through by the thrift shopLocation: 1294 Makawao Ave., MakawaoPhone: 808-572-7652
Days and Hours of Food Service: Every Tuesday 10am 2pmLocation: 200 Maunaloa Hwy., MaunaloaPhone: 808-336-0910
Days and Hours of Food Service: Saturday, October 1st, 9-11amInstructions: By reservation only, please call first.Location: Oskie Rice Arena, MakawaoPhone: 808-250-9002
List: Upcoming Food Distribution Sites For Those Facing Financial Hardship
HONOLULU, Hawaii – Organizations across the state have organized many free food distribution events in recent weeks.
Below is the list of upcoming giveaways in the coming weeks. It will be updated as new distribution points are announced and set up.
- Hawaii Help is on the Way. May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at the Pacific Gateway Center at 653 Ala Moana Blvd. at the corner of Keawe Street and Ala Moana Boulevard. Time 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. This organization is also offering delivery of goods. To register online,
- Hawaii Island Food Bank distribution site: Monday May 4, Naalehu Shopping Center from 10 a.m. to noon.
- Tuesday distribution at Keaau High School, 10 a.m. to noon
This list will be updated to include neighbor island sites when information becomes available.
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Calvary Chapel South Maui Pantry
Service: GroceriesDays and Hours of Food Service: Monday thru Thursday 9am-2pmLocation: 320 Ohukai Rd Ste. 420, KiheiPhone: 808-280-3905
Days and Hours of Food Service: Every third Thursday of the month at 10:00-12:00Instructions: Child and family office pick start at 12:00pmLocation: 20A Ala Malama street, KaunakakaiPhone: 808-553-5529
Food Banks Host Donation Drives As Food Insecurity Increases In Hawaii
Food banks on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Hawaii Island are holding food drives this weekend as the need for meals increases.
What You Need To Know
- The nationwide average cost for a meal is $3.25, but for the state of Hawaii itâs $3.79 and for the island of Maui itâs $4.40
- While inflation is making it harder for families to afford food, itâs also caused a decrease in retail and wholesale food donations to the Maui Food Bank as it costs the stores more to buy food
- Wages for many employment opportunities on Maui are not high enough for the islandâs cost of living
- SNAP benefits used to last about three weeks before a family would need food assistance, but now Maui Food Bank often sees them coming in for help after two weeks
“Over the past two years, hunger in our communities was at its highest level in almost a century. At Hawaii Foodbank, we saw COVID-19 exacerbate existing economic hardship for many families already struggling with hunger and present new challenges for others who found themselves struggling to put food on the table for the first time,” Laura Kay Rand, Hawaii Foodbank VP and chief impact officer, told Spectrum News via email.
On Maui, the problem is especially dire. The Maui Food Bank has been serving as many as 13,000 people on Maui, Molokai and Lanai a month, according to Richard Yust, the executive director of the Maui Food Bank, who spoke with Spectrum News.
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Nonprofits Offer Free Meals For Keiki
Central Oahu: Breakfast/Lunch offered from 10am to 12pm each weekday at Kamaile, Leihoku Waianae and Mkaha elementary schools. Food pantries/Groceries are offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the four elementary schools. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the pantries will operate at the five other schools where the Department of Education is offering meals: Waianae High, Waianae Intermediate, Mili Elementary, Nnkuli High and Intermediate and Nnikapono Elementary.
Townside: Takeout lunches for children through April 30 at Khi Park Terrace Community Resource Center at 1485 Linapuni St. The meals are available 12-1 p.m. on weekdays, except for holidays. Palama Settlement is also offering free lunches to keiki from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on weekdays, from March 30 throughout the school closures at its facility at 810 North Vineyard Blvd.
Other takeout sites with meal pick up from 11:30am to 12:30pm at: Phala Elementary School, Kalihi Valley Instructional Bike Exchange, Palolo Valley Homes, Nuuanu YMCA, Melemanu Recreation Center, Windward Nazarene Academy and INSPIRE Church in Mililani.
Free Food Pantries Groceries Meals And Food Banks Hawaii
Families facing a difficult period may receive free food or groceries from a Hawaii pantry or non-profit food bank. Most of the centers can provide some short term relief to the unemployed, seniors, and people faced with an unexpected crisis. Find pantries below, as well as a referral number at the bottom of the page.
Many of the leading distribution centers in Hawaii are listed below. Food pantries can operate from churches, non-profits like the Salvation Army, or other charity organizations. While many are open limited hours, and may restrict who or how many times someone may receive free food, the locations will do their best to not turn anyone away from receiving help. If you need assistance and a food bank is not close by to where you live, then dial a location below for referrals, or call the main number at the bottom of the page. Many of the centers in Hawaii will also provide other forms of aid. For example, call a food pantry for items such as clothing, holiday meals, household goods, and referrals to other social services.
Struggling or low income families can get help with other needs as well. Click here for information and phone numbers of other assistance programs in Hawaii.
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Christ The King Church Maui
Service: GroceriesDays and Hours of Food Service: Every 2nd & 4th Friday of the month 1pm-2:30pmInstructions: Drive thru, please remain in your vehicle with your trunk open. For more information you may call 727-2336. Day of distribution you may call 205-9029Location: 20 West Wakea Avenue, Kahului Phone: 808-727-2336
Rental & Utility Relief Program
Network Partner: H.K. Castle Foundation.
The Rental & Utility Relief Program is a major part of the City and County of Honolulus plan to help families affected by COVID-19 and the financial challenges brought on by the pandemic. The application portal will be reopening on Monday, October 3rd at 2:00PM. The City and County will be accepting 8,000 new first time applications and they will reopen recertification requests for households that have previously received assistance.
KEY Project is here to help Windward Oahu families, from Kaneohe to Kualoa, with application support and case updates. If you know someone who may benefit from this support, please follow the steps below.
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Grace Episcopal Church Pantry
Service: GroceriesDays and Hours of Food Service: Every third Thursday & Friday of every month, Thursday 12:00-2:00pm Friday 9:00-11:00amInstructions: Contact Coordinator Mahina 658-1169 or Kanani 658-1990Location: 2210 Farmington Ave, HoolehuaPhone: 808-658-1169
Days and Hours of Food Service: Monday-Friday 10:00 am-12:00 pmInstructions: Please call aheadLocation: 5101 Uakea Road Bldg G, HanaPhone: 808-248-8833
Days and Hours of Food Service: Mon-Fri 5-6pm Sat-Sun 4:30-5:30pmInstructions: All are welcome, no questions askedLocation: St. Theresa Church 25 W. Lipoa St., KiheiPhone: 808-875-8754
Windward Community College Food Pantry
The Windward Community College Food Pantry is available to those who are in need. Students can make appointments by emailing or or calling 235-7395. There are also MREs available. Donations will also be accepted as well at the Student Activity Center in Hale Akoakoa 232 during normal business hours.
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Who Can Give
In order to get the credit:
- You are an Ontario resident at the end of the year
- You carry on the business of farming in Ontario
- You have donated agricultural products to an eligible community food program in Ontario on or after January 1, 2014
- Corporations that carry on the business of farming in Ontario may also claim the credit on their 2014 corporation income tax return
Why We Help
A recent study commissioned by the Hawaii State Department of Health reveals that people living in Maui County are at serious risk for having one of the highest rates of food insecurity in the state. Of those who benefit from the Maui food Bank65% have an income below the official poverty guidelines, 37% are working households. Almost 50% of the people we serve are single moms and one in five children in Maui County is currently at risk of going hungry. This is a 62% increase in the last decade.
Hunger affects low-income families and individuals, as well as people who live in extreme poverty. People who suffer from hunger are confronted with constant shame, worry and insecurity about how they are going to feed themselves and their families. Hunger impairs a childs ability to learn, grow and stay healthy. Among the elderly, it exacerbates chronic health problems and speeds the onset of degenerative diseases. In every age group hunger impedes people from having healthy and productive lives.
community impact for September 2022
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How We Help
The Maui Food Bank provides safe and nutritious food to anyone in Maui County who is at risk of going hungry.
The Maui Food Bank is our communitys primary safety net for providing hunger relief to those in need. Our purpose is to collect and distribute food to organizations and agencies that rely on us to help improve the quality of life of those in our island ohana. The Maui Food Bank exists to ensure that no one in Maui County will go hungry. We fulfill our mission with compassion, integrity and aloha.
What We Do
In 2020, we reopened our new 13,000 sq foot facility in Kalihi on April 1, 2020. In the 9 months since reopening, we distributed over 1.5 Million pounds of food to over 77,000 to Hawaii Residents. We continue to seek partnerships to work with local farmers, distributors, and restaurants to help ensure that no one goes hungry.