Kauai Emergency Food Resources

Many Kauai food pantries and meal sites are adjusting their programs to meet current needs. This info will likely change frequently. It’s highly recommended that you call before attending.

SNAP & DaBux

SNAP – The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides funds to eligible families to purchase food with an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. It is one of the fastest ways to receive government financial support. Learn more at https://humanservices.hawaii.gov/bessd/snap and if you need help with your application, assistance is available from Child & Family services by calling 808.821.2520 for Kapaa or 808.338.0252 for Waimea.

DaBux – Double Up Food Bucks provides 50% off local produce and poi at qualifying retailers with your SNAP/EBT card, including MalamaKauai.store, Hale Puna Farmers Market in Waimea, Big Save locations, and Times Lihue. Big Save and Times require a DaBux card, while MalamaKauai.store and Hale Puna will automatically deduct your discount. If you need a DaBux card, you can request one at https://dabux.org/accesscard.

Kūpuna Meal Delivery Programs

Agency of Elderly Affairs (AEA) Meals on Wheels – Agency of Elderly Affairs (AEA) is providing assistance including the Meals on Wheels program for homebound seniors. Call 808-241-4470 (Monday-Friday, 7:45 am to 4:30 pm) to be assisted by staff who can help you access this and other resources. For more information visit AEA website here.

Kauai Economic Opportunity – provides homebound and homeless meals island-wide. Contact ashen@keoinc.org or 808-245-4077 ext 244 and ask for Elderly Services Program Director.

Kumano I Ke Ala, Waimea – KŪPUNA MEALS TO GO: Every Friday from 5 pm – 6 pm (for those 65+)
9944 Waimea Rd. (Aloha Aina Poi Company, aka Old Makaweli Poi Mill); KŪPUNA MEAL DELIVERY: within the Waimea area kumanoikeala@gmail.com | 808-346-5348

Kauai Food Pantries & Meal Programs


St. William Church at Hanalei Colony Resort Parking Lot, Haena
5-7130 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, HI 96714
PANTRY: Thursday 3:00 – 4:15 pm | 808-346-2850

St. William Church Hall, Hanalei
5292-A Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, HI 96714
PANTRY: Thursday 5:30 – 7 pm | 808-346-2850

Church of the Pacific, Princeville
4520 Kapaka Road, Princeville, HI 96722
PANTRY: Wednesday 1 pm – 3 pm | 808-826-6481

North Shore Food Pantry, Anaina Hou Community Park, Kilauea
5-2723 Kuhio Hwy, Kilauea, HI 96754
PANTRY: Saturday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm | contact@kauaifoodpantry.org


Anahola Beach Park, Anahola
PANTRY: Wednesdays 10:30 am | 808-826-6481

Hale Ho’omalu, Kapaa
41112 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa 96746
PANTRY: Tuesdays 1 – 4 pm, Wednesdays 12 – 3 pm | 808-821-2520 

Kapaa Missionary Church, Kapaa
4-758 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, HI 96746
PANTRY: Saturdays 4:30 – 5:30pm
MEALS: 2nd & 4th Saturdays 4:30 – 5:00 pm | 808-822-5594

St. Catherine Parish, Kapaa
5021 Kawaihau Rd, Kapaa, HI 96746
PANTRY: Saturdays at 11:30 am – 1 pm | | 808-346-2850

Kauai Lighthouse Outreach Center, Kapaa
Emergency food only, call first | 808-346-6759


Kings Chapel, Hanamaulu
3-3975 Kuhio Hwy, Lihue, HI 96766
PANTRY: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays 4:30 pm | 808-335-6845

St. Michaels and All Angels Episcopal Church, Lihue
All Angels’ Loaves and Fishes Food Distribution
Vidinha Stadium Parking Lot
PANTRY: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 9am – 10:30am | 808-245-3796

Kauai Economic Opportunity,
2804 Wehe Rd, Lihue, HI 96766
Emergency Food: Monday – Friday, 10 am- 4 pm | 808-245-4077

Lihue Salvation Army, Lihue
4182 Hardy St, Lihue, HI 96766
PANTRY: Wednesdays 11 am -12 pm
MEALS TO GO: Tuesday and Thursday 11 am – 12 pm

Calvary Chapel, Lihue
MEALS TO GO: Last Friday of the month 5:30 pm | 808-245-9673

Kauai Independent Food Bank, Nawiliwili
PANTRY: Food distribution information posted to social media
Call for details & to schedule a visit 808-246-3809 x3


Holy Cross Church / Sacred Heart, Kalaheo
2-2370 Kaumualii Hwy, Kalaheo, HI 96741
MEALS & PANTRY: 3rd Tuesday 5 – 6 pm | 808-651-9725

Kaua’i Bible Church, Koloa
2-4131 Kaumualii Hwy, Koloa, 96756 | 808-742-7514
PANTRY: Sunday 11:30a – 12p

Salvation Army, Koloa
5330 Koloa Rd, Koloa, HI 96756
PANTRY: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 10a – 11a


Kauai Bible Church | 808-742-7514
MOBILE PANTRY LOCATIONS: Every 4th Sunday of the month
11:30 am HUD Office, Ahe Rd., Eleele
12:15 pm Salt Pond Beach Park, Hanapepe
1:00 pm Lucy Wright Park, Waimea

Kumano I Ke Ala, Waimea
KŪPUNA MEALS TO GO: Every Friday from 5 pm – 6 pm (for those 65+)
9944 Waimea Rd. (Aloha Aina Poi Company, aka Old Makaweli Poi Mill) KŪPUNA MEAL DELIVERY: within the Waimea area kumanoikeala@gmail.com | 808-346-5348

Ele’ele Baptist Church, ‘Ele’ele
339 Mehana Rd, Eleele, HI 96705
PANTRY: 2nd Saturday 7am, Emergency Food: call first | 808-332-5906

King’s Chapel, ‘Ele’ele: No longer operating

Hanapepe Salvation Army, Hanapepe
4465 Puolo Rd, Hanapepe, HI 96716
PANTRY: Mondays 10 am
MEALS TO GO: Mon. 5 pm – 6 pm, Wed. & Fri. 11 am-12 pm
Excludes Holidays | 808-335-5441

Nana’s House, Waimea
9875 Waimea Rd, Waimea, HI 96796
PANTRY: Monday 2-4 pm, Wednesday 9 -11 am and 1- 4 pm, Thursday 1-4 pm | 808-338-0252

Westside Christian Center AOG, Kekaha
8041 Kekaha Rd, Kekaha, HI 96752
PANTRY: 2nd and 4th Thursdays 10 am | 808-634-7040

Kauai food pantries or meal programs – to submit info to the directory, email info@malamakauai.org.