About Us - The Hale Kau Kau Mission

Serving the Home Bound and the Needy

We welcome all for a delicious, nutritious daily hot meal in a clean, safe environment.  Keiki & vegetarian meals available.  All meals include salad and dessert. All are welcome to enjoy a meal with us Please join us weekdays 5-6PM; weekends 4:30 – 5:30pm

On the campus of St. Theresa Church, 25 Lipoa Street corner of South Kihei Road

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 32 years.


Free Daily Meal at St. Theresa Church

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

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

No questions asked.  No shame.

Free daily meal delivery to the    homebound in South Maui

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

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Watch the segment aired on Hawai'i Now on 06/16/23:  https://gray.video-player.arcpublishing.com/prod/powaEmbed.html?org=gray&env=prod&api=prod&uuid=795e0d68-9580-4e95-be11-91c3046a6cd5



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





11,675 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



Check out our Stomp Out Hunger Online Auction which will open November 1, 2023 @ https://www.32auctions.com/hkkfundraiser23

Welcome Matt Andrews our new Assistant Chef

  • Stomp Out Hunger 10/28/23.  Please visit our 2023 Fundraisers page to sign up to run or walk and/or be a donor/sponsor.

  • Hale Kau Kau extends a big Mahalo nui loa to all who participated in our spring fundraisers: Fund A Meal, St Patrick’s Day Dinner & Auction, Rummage Sale, and walking in the Charity Walk.  Due to the generosity of so many friends of Hale Kau Kau we have raised a total of $110,000 for Hale Kau Kau’s operating budget.  It takes a whole community to help feed the hungry here on Maui!  Thank you again for all your support and generosity!

  • “It takes a whole community to help feed the hungry on Maui.”



Stomp Out Hunger

Saturday 10/28/23