Kauai Resources Information
Information from Cyndi Osajima of Project Dana.
I hope that members, families, relatives, neighbors, and others might find this information useful. As with any resource, people are encouraged to contact the organizations first to make sure the information is current, that it is a legitimate effort, and be cautious about giving out any personal information i.e. credit card information, phone number, or address.
Please note that this is an informational resource. It does not endorse any particular individual. Information is subject to change.
AARP Community Connections Mutual Aid Groups - Food Resource https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/
Mutual aid groups are informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support people living in the community who are most in need. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.
Calvary Chapel Lihue, Food Resource
Phone: (808) 245-9673
The Calvary Chapel Lihue delivers canned goods to elderly and disabled the 2nd Sunday of each month. Please call for information.
Meal Pickup Service Phone: (808) 245-4991
For Kupuna age 65 and older, Dani’s restaurant is offering a take-out pancake breakfast from 6 AM to 8 AM, free of charge. Please call to place an order and it will be brought out to your vehicle.
Hawaii Department of Human Services – Statewide, SNAP https://humanservices.hawaii.gov/
Phone: (855) 643-1643
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federal program administered by the Hawaii Department of Human Services. The SNAP program provides crucial food and nutritional support to qualifying low-income and needy households, and those making the transition from welfare to self-sufficiency. Hawaii residents seeking SNAP assistance must fill out a standard benefits application. If you are applying for the first time, please use application form on the DHS website. Once completed, you may print and sign, then mail it, email it, or drop it off at a processing center.
Kapaa Missionary Church - Food Pantry, Food Resource https://kapaamissionary.com/ministries#serving
Phone: (808) 822-5594
The Kapaa Missionary Church Food Pantry
Distributes grocery boxes every Saturday at 5 PM. For more information, please call (808) 822- 5594.
Kauai Glory Farm, Food Resource
Phone: (808) 258-5037 (Hannah and James Huang)
Hannah and James Huang own Kauai Glory Farms. They grow fruit and vegetables on five acres and have gardens in Kapaa and Kilauea. They specialize in growing arugula, Asian greens, apple bananas, beets, broccoli raab (Chinese broccoli), carrots, coconuts, corn, cucumber, herbs, guava, lemon, lettuce, papaya, pomelo, tomatoes, and zucchini.
To place an order, call or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kauai Rainbow Tours, Grocery Pickup Service
Phone: (808) 635-9009 (Randy)
Randy, a registered nurse, has a service that does private driving. He can also do pickups of prepared foods and medications for the Princeville and Waimea area. Please call him for pricing and to book a service.
Kupuna Kare, Statewide, Grocery Delivery
www.kupunakare.com Phone: (808) 651-2938
Kupuna Kare is a grass roots volunteer group to assist Hawaii’s elderly and individuals with disabilities in COVID-19 Crisis in providing non-emergency services such as grocery shopping, simple errands and take-out food delivery. Volunteers will communicate directly with their assigned Kupuna. Please call to request service.
Meal Mail Order Service
Phone: (877) 508-6667
Mom's Meals is a home delivered meal provider that strives to be the leading provider of aging, disabled and patient nutrition needs. Special dietary meals are available. Order your meals online and meals will be mailed to you. Once delivered, the meals will last up to 14 days refrigerated.
Monkey Pod Jam, Food Resource
www.monkeypodjam.com Phone: (808) 378-4208
A selection of $20, $30, and $40 bags. Delivery possible in Lawai area, all others need to pick up. Please call to place order and arrange pick up.
Nonaka Farms, Food Resource
Phone: (808) 652-0094 (Dean Nonaka)
Free delivery to kupuna located in the Hanapepe Valley area. Please call and place your order.
Ohana Health Box, Food Resource
Phone: (808) 634-1741 (Mark Jones)
Link on Kauai Buy and Sell. The pick up location is Kintaro’s parking lot. Choose from $30 or $60 food boxes. The $60 Box feeds a family of 4 for a week or we can cut that in half for you with a $30 box. Electronic payment only, no cash. Please call to place an order.
Our Kupuna - Statewide, Food Resource
Phone: (808) 400-4506
Our Kupuna is a free service provided by volunteers interested in helping kupuna in their community. The volunteer is matched to a kupuna (over age 65 years old). The volunteer will check in with the kupuna once a week and shop for food and necessary supplies, so the kupuna does not have to leave their home. The kupuna is responsible for reimbursing the sponsor for the cost of the items via cash/check (no credit cards allowed). To access the service, Kupuna will need to apply online.
Stay Home Kauai, Grocery Pick up and Delivery Service
Stay Home Kauai assists frail kupuna age 65 or older who live alone or have no family on Kauai to assist them. Volunteers deliver up to 5 items chosen from their online list. The items and delivery are free of charge to kupuna. Please complete an assistance form online.
Phone: (808) 823-6807
Located in Anahola/Aliomanu area. Sells organic vegetables, fruits, and herbs. Kupuna can call by 9 AM to order and set up a time to pick up at the Wooten’s home. Cash Only.
STORES WITH KUPUNA HOURS
Big Save Markets
Reserved shopping times for Kupuna and accompanying caregiver and those with compromised immune systems. EVERYDAY - first TWO hours of store opening for stores that open at 5 AM. EVERYDAY - first ONE hour of store opening for stores that open at 6 AM. Store hours vary with location.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8 AM to 9 AM, are designated for shoppers 60 and older.
First hour of business on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays to serve only seniors (age 60+) and an accompanying caregiver or assisting family member at all stores statewide. In addition, seniors will be offered Foodland’s “Senior Thursday” 5% discount on these days and times. Store hours vary by location.
Every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 AM to 9 AM for seniors and other consumers at higher risk for the coronavirus, including pregnant women and those with compromised immune systems.
Reserved shopping times for Kupuna and accompanying caregiver and those with compromised immune systems. EVERYDAY - first TWO hours of store opening for stores that open at 5 AM. EVERYDAY - first ONE hour of store opening for stores that open at 6 AM. Store opening hours are available by visiting www.timessupermarkets.com
Every Tuesday, shoppers 60 and older can shop one hour before the store open. Its pharmacies and vision centers will also be open. Store hours: 7 AM to 8:30 PM