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 has served a meal daily, 365 days a year for more than 30 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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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

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10,000th Consecutive Day of Meal Service and Counting ...








well done serving 1.5 million meals during 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



Mark your calendar! 

Stomp Out Hunger October 30, 2021


Click here for more info

Platinum Medal Sponsors:

Ernestine Hedrich
Dennis Costa
Matt Cerizo, Allstate Insurance
Ledcor Development
Kelly King, Pacific Biodiesel
Kathryn Cassidy
William Cittadino
Goodfellow Bros.
Maui Kuʻia Estate Chocolate, Inc.
KJP Investments
Nick and Ellen Harris
Doug Monforton, Austin Sales


Gold Medal Sponsors:

Sherry Schussler
Donna Johnson
Kihei Ice - Tina Wildberger
Maui Health Systems
Albano-Fischetti Consultation Center
Mike Trotto

Executive Chef Sponsors:

Jennifer Leon
Estella Clasen
Katie Tormey
Gail and Joe Mitchell
Fr Jim Orsini

Chef d ‘Cuisine Sponsors:

Maggie Perry
Sue Nesbihal
Tom Guerin
Geoffrey Wood
Miche Wood

Line Cook Sponsors:

Robert Chadwich
Kerry & Linda Walsh
Stephanie Floyd
Carol & Bob Phaneuf
Bebe Ferrari

Short Order Cook Sponsors:

Suzette Shelley
Louise Ajer
Sarah Clampoli
Jim Croyle
Kathleen Hagan
Tess Manegdeg
Maureen Keller
Gwen Lopes
Sandra Zingarelli

 Gift donors:

Maui Soda and Ice Works
808 Deli
Ka’anapali Beach Hotel
Hotel Wailea
Maui Brewery
Mayor Victorino