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.


KauaiLocalFood.com delivers islandwide on Thursdays for just $5, and accepts SNAP/EBT/DA BUX and debit or credit. Order pickup is also available at no additional cost at several locations from Haena to Lawai and Koloa. Order online and choose from a wide variety of local fruits and vegetables, food plants, pantry products, eggs, meats, and more.


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.

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

Other Meal & Food Programs

Free/Reduced Price School Meals – If your keiki attend a school that participates in USDA meal programs, you may qualify for free or reduced meals in school. Apply online at ezmealapp.com to see if you qualify. If you do not have access to the internet, call Kaylee at 808-828-0685 x4 for help submitting your application.

AEA Meals on Wheels & Food Delivery Programs – Agency of Elderly Affairs (AEA) is providing assistance including the Meals on Wheels program and produce deliveries for homebound, qualified 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 info, visit AEA website here.

Kauai Economic Opportunity – provides homebound and homeless meals island-wide. Contact [email protected] or 808-245-4077 ext 244 and ask for Elderly Services Program Director.

Lasagna Love – Need help with a hot meal? Sign up and a neighbor will drop off a meal to you, absolutely free: www.lasagnalove.org/request

S.I.G.H.T. Beach Pop-Up – provides canned goods, feminine hygiene products, toiletries, clothes, blankets, pillows, and monthly bus passes (Kapaa only) for women who have experience with prison or incarceration. For more info, visit Hope Collective Church website here.
Kapaa Beach Park, every 3rd Saturday of the month, 10:00am – 2:00pm.
Hanapepe Stadium (makai, ocean, side), every 4th Saturday of the month, 10:00am – 2:00pm

Kauai Food Pantries & Meal Programs


St. William Church Hall, Hanalei
5292-A Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, HI 96714
PANTRY: Thursday 4:00-6:00 pm | 808-346-2850

Hookipa Kauai Food Pantry, Church of the Pacific, Princeville
4520 Kapaka Road, Princeville, HI 96722
PANTRY: Wednesday 1 pm – 2:30 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 – 2:30 pm | [email protected]


Hookipa Kauai Food Pantry, Anahola Beach Park, Anahola
PANTRY: Wednesdays 10:30 am | 808-826-6481

Hale Hoomalu, Kapaa
Temporarily Relocated to All Saintʻs Episcopal Church through December
4-1065 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, HI 96746
PANTRY: Thursdays 12 – 3 pm | 808-821-2520 
*Hiʻehiʻe Shower Project also same time and place

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

Hanaʻi Ana Koʻu Poʻe, ʻOhana Christian Fellowship, Wailua
4531 Pouli Rd. Kapaa, HI 96746
PANTRY: 2nd & 4th Saturdays | 808-378-4804

Hookipa Kauai Food Pantry, Hoomana Thrift Store, Wailua
4531 Kuamoo Rd, Kapaʻa, HI 96746
MEALS & PANTRY: Fridays 2 – 5 pm | 808-826-6481


Kings Chapel, Lihue
4368 Kukui Grove Street, Lihue, 96766 (the old Kukui Grove Theater)
PANTRY: 4th Tuesdays 4:30 – 5:30pm | 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, Lihue
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
Emergency Food: Monday – Friday 9a-5p, Saturday 9a-1p | 808-245-9673
*while supplies last

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: 1st Fridays, 4:00 – 5:00p | 808-332-8011

Kaua’i Bible Church, Koloa
2-4131 Kaumualii Hwy, Koloa, 96756 | 808-742-7514
EMERGENCY FOOD: (please call first to schedule) Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 11am – 3pm
PANTRY: Sundays, 11:30a – 12p
MOBILE PANTRY: 3rd Sundays; Koa’e Makana Apartments, Koloa at 11:30a and Pa’anau Phase 2 Housing (by the playground), Koloa, 12:30p
**Food distribution changes may vary depending on Holidays**


Eleele Baptist Church, Eleele
339 Mehana Rd, Eleele, HI 96705
PANTRY: 2nd Saturday 7:30 am – 8 am, Emergency Food: call first | 808-335-6154

Hanapepe Salvation Army, Hanapepe
4465 Puolo Rd, Hanapepe, HI 96716
PANTRY: Fridays 10 am
HOT MEALS: Mondays 5 pm, Wednesdays 11 am

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: 4th Thursdays 10 am | 808-634-7040

Kauai food pantries or meal programs – to submit info or updates to the directory, email [email protected]