Food Resources for O'ahu, Hawai'i

Aloha! We redistribute food to nonprofits and social service agencies as opposed to delivering food directly to individuals. If you are seeking food assistance, please check out the list of resources below. In 2021, we plan to offer a comprehensive and regularly updated directory of agencies that we deliver food to, which will include their contact information for receiving food assistance. 


 If you or anyone in your life is struggling to put food on the table, Aloha United Way can be called by dialing 211 or visiting Their specialists can help you through a directory of every registered social service agency in the state that helps get food to people who need it. They can also search a database of 4,000+ government and nonprofit services and programs to find the answers you need on related issues, like shelter, clothing, childcare, elderly care, disability services and more. They are the only statewide hotline partnering with the Dept of Health. 

CHEF HUI has a list of food distribution sites, broken down by region, that is updated regularly.

HAWAII FOODBANK has an interactive Food Assistance Finder.


RESILIENT HAWAII is compiling a list in response to COVID. Anyone looking to help should give them info through [email protected]

Map of food resources:



Help Is On The Way delivers just about any necessities that can fit in a car, including groceries, takeout meals, medical supplies, supplies, and other items of need.

Where: They make deliveries to all locations on Oahu.

Who: Anyone in need. 

When: They can do same day deliveries, but having a day or two notice is helpful as they coordinate and assign drivers. 

Cost: No charge for delivery. 

Ordering Process: The client places order and receives confirmation of date and time for pick up. Then, the client applies for delivery service on Help Is On The Way website (preferred), calls, or emails, and a dispatcher will call the client to obtain relevant information. Help Is On The Way coordinates pick up and delivery with client.




The KTKF partners with the Honolulu City and County Elderly Affairs Division (EAD) to deliver meals to homebound and isolated seniors 60 years old and above under the Kupuna Care program.

Where: Oahu – Pearl City, Honolulu, Waipahu, Ewa, Kapolei, Waianae, Wahiawa.

Who: 60 years old and above for EAD contract. For other contracts such as health insurance referrals, there are no restrictions.

When: TBD

Cost: All meals delivered under the Kupuna Care grant are free.

Ordering Process: Call (808) 677-0067




Lanakila Meals on Wheels is Oahu’s largest and only island-wide home delivery meal service program for seniors and people with disabilities, serving over approximately 200,000 meals each year. During COVID-19, they also deliver frozen meals once a week right to your front door.

Where: Oahu.

Who:  Seniors and people with disabilities.

When:  Monday through Saturday between 8:30 am and 12:00 pm. The recipient must be available to accept the meals during these hours.

Cost: Home Delivered Meals are $8.50 per meal. If you are unable to afford the cost of your meals, call the office for other options. Accepts Medicaid.

Ordering Process: Claim eligibility through City & County Aging and Disability Resource Center. Ask your health insurance if you qualify for meals. There is also a private pay option. 




Kroc Center provides thousands of frozen meals to kupuna, houseless individuals and families in need every week. These meals are cooked and prepped by their Food Service Team, then either picked up for distribution by a community partner or delivered to senior housing residents and other vulnerable friends in the community.

Where: Oahu – Waipahu, Ewa Beach, Kapolei, Makakilo, Nanakuli, Waianae Coast.

Who: 60+.

When: Unspecified.

Cost:  Free.

Ordering Process: Call (808) 682-5505 and request assistance, or email [email protected]




They prepare balanced meals using fresh ingredients to meet a third of the Recommended Dietary Allowance for an individual as established by the U.S. Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences. They can also accommodate special requests for modified and therapeutic meals including: diabetic, low sodium, reduced cholesterol, low potassium, low fat, and low carbohydrate.

Where: Kaimukī to Waimānalo, and coming soon to Kailua.

Who: Individuals 60 years of age or older, who are homebound and unable to shop or prepare their own meals. 

When: Monday to Saturday (including holidays).

Cost: Call for pricing.

Ordering process: For more information and to sign up to participate in Lunalilo Home’s Meals-to-Go program, contact Dietary Manager at (808) 395-1000 ext. 221 or email  [email protected].




Arcadia At Home is a new concept in senior living. Members have access to a menu of in-home services that includes care coordination, home maintenance and personal care.

Where:  Delivering to the following zip codes: 96813, 96814, 96815, 96816, 96817, 96821, 96822, 96825, 96826.

Who: 60 years and older. Must have an underlying health condition,  limited resources, and limited family support for meals. Individuals can not already be receiving any subsidized meals – including meal delivery.

When: Hot lunches and dinners are delivered to you or your loved ones home Monday – Friday (except holidays).

Cost:  Paid membership service. Food delivery is one of many services offered.

Ordering Process: 808-533-5416 




A private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is dedicated to helping frail elders and individuals with disabilities preserve their independence at home by providing hot, nutritious meals and regular personal interaction.

Where: Hawai‘i Kai to Ewa, Mililani, Waimanalo to Kaneohe on the Windward side.

Who: 60 years and older. Must have an underlying health condition, limited resources, and limited family support for meals. Individuals can not already be receiving any subsidized meals – including meal delivery.

When: Monday- Friday including all weekday holidays.

Cost: Free lunches.

Ordering Process:  808-988-6747 (requires EAD assessment)




To assist seniors living at home, Palolo Chinese Home’s meal delivery service provides nutritious meals, prepared in Palolo Chinese Home’s kitchen to meet prescribed dietary needs.

Who: 60 years and older. Must have an underlying health condition,  limited resources, and limited family support for meals. Individuals can not already be receiving any subsidized meals – including meal delivery

When: Lunch and dinner every Monday through Friday. 

Cost:  The cost of meals varies depending upon the delivery area. If recipient picks up from Palolo, delivery fee is waived. 

Ordering Process:  Call Food Service Manager at 808 748 4918 for more information.




Coronacare Hawai‘i was created to meet the needs of the community during the COVID-19 crisis.

Where: Island wide.

Who: Anyone in need.

When: Their volunteer network delivers every Saturday. Requests received on Friday or Saturday will be part of the following weekend’s deliveries.

Cost: Free.

Ordering Process: Fill out questionnaire on their website.




They will pick up and deliver items such as groceries or prepared meals so that Oahu residents can stay home and avoid spreading germs. 

Where: Oahu.

Who: Kupuna in the community that wish to be paired with a volunteer who checks in weekly and helps them order or get connected to services. Will accept requests from anyone else as well. 

When: Any day. Please submit requests at least 24 hours prior to pick up. Please request a delivery at least 48 hours prior to desired pick up time.

Cost: Free.

Ordering Process: Place an order with an establishment and pre-pay in advance. Submit the info in the form on Kupuna Kokua website and wait for a confirmation. They provide non-contact delivery and will contact you when your items are delivered. Only in extreme and rare circumstances will you need to be in the presence of a volunteer. In that case, they will strictly follow social distancing standards and maintain a minimum of 6 ft distance at all times. Their volunteers are taught to use the latest safety guidelines provided by the CDC

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