About Us - The Hale Kau Kau Mission

Serving the Home Bound and the Needy


Hale Kau Kau still open!

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.

Donate Now On-Line!





A huge Mahalo for your support!

Nalu's South Shore Grill

Rainbow Specialty Organic

Outback Steakhouse

Cafe O'Lei Kihei

Mahi Pono

All Kine Grinz

Maui Bread Company

Maui Tacos

Morimoto Maui

Safeway Bakery - Kihei

Maui Gelato









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


Dinner's on Maui Brewing Co.!

Thank you to the Maui Brewing General Manager and Partner Tony Ren, and his crew for the onolicious dinner they cooked and served up at Hale Kau Kau. Welcome to the Hale Kau Kau 'ohana!






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

Our theme “Together we can make a difference” continues as we look for walkers and sponsors for the upcoming Stomp Out Hunger Charity Walk October 20th to support Hale Kau Kau and its mission to feed the hungry with compassion and aloha! Register on our site or at www.runsignup.com


Mahalo Nui Loa!

Thanks to all our generous  sponsors, donors and participants, together they helped us to raise $220,000 at our 19th Annual Hale Kau Kau Fundraiser on March 4th

Thanks as well to all the volunteers who put in countless hours to make the event a success. 



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

As of 2017 Hale Kau Kau delivers through the assistance of our volunteer drivers a total of more than 90 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. 

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




September is Hunger Action Month, a time when people all across America are taking a stand against hunger by volunteering, advocating, fundraising and donating to the cause. As witnesses to Jesus, we are called to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. This call to malama each other is particularly crucial as thousands of Hawaii families continue to struggle with COVID job loss, business closures or reduction of work hours and wages. Since Hawaii’s first positive case of COVID-19, the Hawaii Food Bank reports that food insecurity has grown by more than 60 percent in our state. This represents the 5th highest percentage increase in the nation.





Mahalo nui loa to Chef Scott Higa and the Wailea Beach Resort, Marriott Maui, for supporting our mission to feed with aloha and compassion. The Marriott has cooked and contributed one dinner per month for the last three months this summer. Scott, his family, and the Marriott staff have all joined us in serving up an onolicious dinner for our home bound clients and the hungry who come to our window for a much-needed meal.


A group of employees from the Hawaii USA Federal Credit Union banded together this summer to give back to the community. They selected Hale Kau Kau and our mission to feed South Maui’s less fortunate with aloha and compassion as the place they could make a difference. They’ve helped prepare meals, deliver them and serve dinner at our window on three separate Sundays this summer. We welcome more groups like the credit union employees to come and volunteer together at Hale Kau Kau. Call 875-6855, or e-mail: halekaukau@rcchawaii.org