Kauai Emergency Food Resources

Many Kauai food pantries and meal sites are adjusting their programs to meet current needs. This info may change, so it’s highly recommended that you call before attending.

SNAP/DA BUX GROCERY DELIVERY

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 Hāʻena to Lawai and Kōloa. Order online and choose from a wide variety of local fruits and vegetables, food plants, pantry products, eggs, meats, and more.

SNAP & DA BUX

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 Hawaiʻi Food Bank by calling their SNAP Coordinator at 808.265.0684

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 Līhuʻe. 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 School Food Services Branch at (808) 784-5500 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.

Kauaʻi 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 (Kapaʻa only) for women who have experience with prison or incarceration. For more info, visit Hope Collective Church website here.
Kapaʻa Beach Park, every 3rd Saturday of the month, 10:00am – 2:00pm.
Hanapēpē Stadium (makai, ocean, side), every 4th Saturday of the month, 10:00am – 2:00pm

Kauai Food Pantries & Meal Programs

North

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

Hoʻokipa Kauaʻi Food Pantry, Church of the Pacific, Princeville
4520 Kapaka Rd, Princeville, HI 96722
PANTRY: Wednesday 1 pm – 2:30 pm | 808-826-6481

North Shore Food Pantry, Anaina Hou Community Park, Kīlauea
5-2723 Kūhiō Hwy, Kīlauea, HI 96754
PANTRY: Saturday 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm | [email protected]

East

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

Hale Hoʻomalu, Kapaʻa
41112 Kūhiō Hwy, Kapaʻa, HI 96746
PANTRY: Wednesdays 12 – 3 pm & Thursdays 3:30 – 5:45 pm | 808-821-2520 
*Hiʻehiʻe Shower Project also same time and place

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

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

Kōkua Kapaʻa, Kapaʻa United Church of Christ
1315 ʻUlu St, Kapaʻa, HI 96746
PANTRY: Sundays 1pm-4pm | 808-822-9241 or [email protected]
*Pet food, charging station and basic medical/wound care also available.

Hoʻomana Grocery Assistance Program, Hoʻomana Thrift Store, Wailua
4531 Kuamoʻo Rd, Kapaʻa, HI 96746
MEALS & PANTRY: Fridays 2-5 pm |   808-822-9241
*Services also include clothing vouchers ($20 per person), showers, and basic medical/wound care.

Central

King’s Chapel, Līhuʻe
4368 Kukui Grove St, Līhuʻe, HI 96766 (the old Kukui Grove Theater)
PANTRY: 4th Tuesdays 4:30 – 5:30pm | 808-335-6845

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

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

Līhuʻe Salvation Army, Līhuʻe
4182 Hardy St, Līhuʻe, HI 96766
PANTRY: Wednesdays 11 am -12 pm
MEALS TO GO: Tuesday and Thursday 11 am – 12 pm
808-245-2571

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

South

Holy Cross Church / Sacred Heart, Kalāheo
2-2370 Kaumualiʻi Hwy, Kalāheo, HI 96741
MEALS & PANTRY: 1st Fridays, 4:00 – 5:00p | 808-332-8011

St. Raphaels
3011 Hapa Rd, Koloa, 3rd Thurs. 4:30-6p |742-1955

Kauaʻi Bible Church, Kōloa
2-4131 Kaumualiʻi Hwy, Kōloa, 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; Koaʻe Makana Apartments, Kōloa at 11:30a and Paʻanau Phase 2 Housing (by the playground), Kōloa, 12:30p
**Food distribution changes may vary depending on Holidays**

West

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

Hanapēpē Salvation Army, Hanapēpē
4465 Puʻolo Rd, Hanapēpē, 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

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