About Us - The Hale Kau Kau Mission

Serving the Home Bound and the Needy

To alleviate hunger by providing nutritious meals to the hungry and homebound in a safe, loving, and supportive environment. Hale Kau Kau has been feeding the hungry since August 1991 and we have served more than 1.5 million meals.


Hale Kau Kau is an equal opportunity provider.



Hale Kau Kau has served a meal daily, 365 days a year for more than 31 years.

Daily Meal Service at St. Theresa Church

Monday - Friday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Saturday & Sunday 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Your generous donations allow us to continue                            serving the needs of the community.

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Watch the news clip from Hawai'i News Now

about our Thanksgiving Meal 2022



Mahalo Nui Loa!

 BIG MAHALO to Jason Ruml who organized a food drive at  Kihei Charter School to benefit Hale Kau Kau! And, mahalo to all the Kihei Charter School Elementary students and their families who donated! You can watch Jason's presentation for his senior project here:



Hale Kau Kau 30th Anniversary video produced and presented by Akakū

click here to watch





11,000 Consecutive Days of Meal Service and Counting ...








well done serving 1.5 million meals over the decades! Cheers!

Hale Kau Kau offers a range of services to the South Maui Community intended to "Serve with Compassion and Aloha" we seek to connect with the Home Bound population as well as those in need, without discrimation.


Serving the Homebound

Through the assistance of our volunteer drivers Hale Kau Kau delivers meals each afternoon to our Home Bound residents of South Maui. The meal consists of a hot entree, salad, vegetable, fruit, dessert, a bread, and an additional starch.  Each meal is designed to provide approximately 1500 calories and address general nutritional needs.

Are you unable to prepare your own meals or shop for food items?

As we age, some activities become more difficult. At times we experience health issues, temporary or chronic which affect our ability to provide for ourselves basic needs surrounding shopping and preparing meals. If this is the case, and you are unsure as to what to do about this problem, or know someone who may be at risk you have several options available to you. 

  • Check with your doctor to see what services may be available to you in the form of caregivers, hospice, or meal delivery. If they are unable to give you specific information - 
    • Talk to the Maui County Office on Aging to see what options you have available to you. 
    • Open a dialogue with your insurance carrier, HMSA, Kaiser, Alohacare, or United Health all partner with Hale Kau Kau to ensure that the needs of our Maui Home Bound are being met.


Serving the Hungry and the Needy

Each day of the week Hale Kau Kau serves a hot meal to the hungry and the needy from our kitchen located at 25 W. Lipoa Street in Kihei. On the property of St. Theresa's church, we welcome as Stewards all those who are in need of a hot, nutritious meal. We offer a wide range of delicious options each day, including an entree, salad, starch, dessert and drink. For the convenience of our diners we have a number of picnic tables available to eat, a sink for washing up, and the good company of all those who join us each day. 


This institution is an equal opportunity provider

Our Core Values


Every faculty you have, your power of thinking or of moving your limbs from moment to moment, is given you by God. If you devoted every moment of your whole life exclusively to His service, you could not give Him anything that was not in a sense His own already. 

– C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity



Mahalo to all who participated in  

Stomp Out Hunger

 on Saturday October 29th, 2022

5k run & 1 mile walk

Stomp Out Hunger 2022 Sponsors

Jack & Stephanie Koraleski
Bill & Karen Wilson
Marco's Grill and Deli    
Pali Kai Rentals LLC, Dave & Karen Lansing
Dennis Costa
Austin Sales Group, Doug Monforton
Mary Anne Le Viet Trustee
Tim Welsh, Garco Construction
Ellen Harris

Joan & Rol Pfeifer
Linda Gustafson
Hawaii USA Credit Union    
Bob & Mary Beth Thouvene
Susan Cabotage Cabalce
Elizabeth Masson & Mike Waldrip

Catherine Weis
Maui Health System    
Maui Oral Surgery
Todd Carter DMD
Howard's Nurseries, Inc.
Sandy Takashita
Lance Takamiya
Sybil Solis
Joseph & Gail Mitchell

Kahului Florist
Nat Nishimura
Thomas & Eileen Leahy
Ace Printing Company, Inc.    
Marjorie Loewenstein
Daniel & Mary Jo Hennessy
Yvonne & Ralph Sharpe
Dale & Jacqueline Webster
Italian-American Social Club
Clive Lobo
Brenda Eadie

Robert & Carol Phaneuf
Robert & Stacia Cammarano
Rob Weltman
Lynette Zakabi
Nicole Thresher
Laura Vo
Kelsie Meza
Michael Fleenor
Jayne Frost
Elaine Baker
Louise Ajar   

Bounty Music    
Expeditions Lanai Ferry
Maggie Brown
Body Glove Ocean Adventures
Stan    Krol
Moose McGilluddy's    
Fred's Mexican Café    
Penny's Pizza & Pasta    
Mark & Judy Ellman    
Frida's Mexican Beach House
Josh Richardson
Ka'anapali Beach Hotel    
Hotel Wailea
Derrin Abac
Aii Nui Sailing Charters
Lisa Smith
UFO Parasail & Adventures
Greg Vanderlaan
Takamiya Market    
Four Seasons Resort    
Cool Cat Café
Paul Kemp
Simlon Restaurants LLC
Tin Roof Kahului
Ashley Davis
Mala Ocean Tavern
Flatbread Company    
Moku Roots
Maui Cookie Lady
Maui Condo and Home, Hawaii