Individual 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. 

‘AINA HAU’OLI 

www.ainahauoli.com/

Hale Kealoha, a Hawaiian family owned food service business located in Kailua, Oahu has teamed with Ko’olau Aina Momona, an ohana based education program under the nonprofit, Mailikukahi Aina Momona Academy to provide these Aina Hau’oli to our community. You can also choose to Donate Meals to sponsor a kupuna or ohana.

Where: Pickup from Hale Kealoha, 120 Hekili St., Kailua, HI 96734

When: Wednesdays, 4PM-6PM

Cost: Kupuna Meals (1 week/7 meals) from $50, Ohana Meals (1 week/28 meals) from $300

Ordering Process: Weekly order deadline by Tuesdays, [email protected] or Call (808) 425-2516

ALOHA UNITED WAY

 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 auw211.org. 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 Department of Health. 

ARCADIA DAY HEALTH

https://arcadia.org

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 one’s home Monday – Friday (except holidays).

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

Ordering Process: (808) 533-5416 

CHEF HUI

www.chefhui.com/resources has a list of food distribution sites, broken down by region, that is updated regularly.

CORONA CARE 

https://www.coronacarehi.org/help/

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.

FRIENDLY FRIDGE KAIMUKI 

https://www.instagram.com/friendlyfridge_kaimuki/

Friendly Fridge Kaimuki is a “Give What Can, Take What Need” #freefood fridge project. Until they can secure a site for their own full-sized fridge, they’re partnering with The Surfing Pig Hawaii – and so is Aloha Harvest! The Surfing Pig generously puts its excess food in a mini fridge in front of its business for anyone to take as they please. Now, Friendly Fridge Kaimuki and Aloha Harvest are helping to stock this fridge, too.

Follow @friendlyfridge_kaimuki to track their progress in securing a site for their full-sized community fridge coming soon.

Where: It is located in front of The Surfing Pig Hawaii at the corner of Waialae and 12th Avenue, in Kaimuki. 

Who: Anyone in need.

When: This fridge is planned to be outside 7 days a week starting at 9am. 

Cost: Free.

HAWAII FOODBANK

https://hawaiifoodbank.org/help/ has an interactive Food Assistance Finder.

HAWAII MEALS ON WHEELS

https://hmow.org/how-to-receive-meals-on-wheels/

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)

HELP IS ON THE WAY

https://hihelpisontheway.org 

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.

KEIKI TO KUPUNA FOUNDATION MEALS ON WHEELS PROGRAM

https://keikitokupuna.org

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: (Call to inquire)

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

Ordering Process: Call (808) 379-0982

KUPUNA KOKUA

www.kupunakokua.org 

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.

LANAKILA MEALS ON WHEELS

www.lanakilamealsonwheels.org

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.

LUNALILO HOME

https://www.lunalilo.org/about/history-of-lunalilo-home

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: Primarily Hawaii Kai and parts of Kaimuki, call to inquire.

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) 395-100 ext. 221 or email  [email protected].

ONE OAHU – CITY & COUNTY OF HONOLULU

www.oneoahu.org/food-resources has an interactive map to find food distribution sites and several resources are listed.

PALOLO CHINESE HOME MEALS ON WHEELS

http://palolohome.org/pch_communitybasedprograms_v2/

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.

RESILIENT HAWAII

https://resilienthawaii.org is compiling a list in response to COVID. Anyone looking to help should provide info by e-mailing to: [email protected]

Map of food resources: https://higicc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=d2db01bc7d394f059b0481a1c13b8d1b

WAIPAHU COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH – FOOD DRIVE MINISTRY

WCCC Food Drive

In partnership with Aloha Harvest, Waipahu Community Christian Church will be establishing its own food drive.

Where: 94-388 Waipahu St.

Who: Anyone in need. Walk-bys are welcome.

When: Every second and fourth Thursday of the month, 10:30AM-11:30AM beginning June 10th, 2021. 

Cost:  Free.

Ordering Process: For any questions, contact JP at (808) 208-4857

Additional Food Service Options

KEIKI FEEDING SITES

FOOD TAKE-OUT/DELIVERY DIRECTORIES

FOOD (MEAL) DELIVERY OPTIONS (PAID OPTIONS)