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.

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To Donate to our 2021 Season of Hope Fundraiser

While the goal of our 2021 “The Season of Hope” virtual fundraiser is to maintain our mission to feed the hungry on Maui, please know that we have extended ourselves to help even more hungry in our community.  Click here to find out more and join us in a Season of Hope.



Mahalo Nui Loa!





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

As of 2020 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. 


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



Christmas 2020

at Hale Kau Kau

Hale Kau Kau was able to feed over 150 neighbors and deliver Christmas meals and gifts to over 70 homebound residents of South Maui.

Lunch included roast turkey with cranberry bacon stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, sweet potato casserole and homemade cranberry sauce. Fresh bread was provided by Subway Pi’ilani.  Pumpkin pie dessert topped everything off with a bang!


Mahalo to Gwen Allen and friends for providing live Christmas music.

Masks, Gloves and Social Distancing ensured a safe but festive holiday event.

2020 Christmas Volunteers

Mahalo to all our wonderful kitchen volunteers and volunteer drivers!

Christmas Eve Dinner was Seafood Alfredo, courtesy of a wonderful seafood donation from Eskimo Candy.



Thanksgiving 2020
at Hale Kau Kau

HALE KAU KAU celebrated its bountiful 2020 Thanksgiving lunch on Thursday, November 26th, with at least 232 South Maui residents—while maintaining CDC guidelines and safety protocols.  Throughout the week, generous volunteers offered their time and talent by preparing roasted turkey, cranberry-apple stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, fresh bread, and pumpkin pie with lots of whipped cream.  Every mouthful of this traditional Thanksgiving meal was delicious and appreciated by all guests.

Mahalo to our supportive volunteers for their food preparation, service, and kitchen clean-up, and to the drivers who reliably deliver daily meals to home-bound residents.  We are truly grateful to numerous donors for their substantial contributions, which made it possible to accomplish our Hale Kau Kau mission, “Feeding the Hungry with Compassion & Aloha”, in spite of Covid-19 pandemic conditions.

God bless you — one and all!

2020 Thanksgiving Volunteers2020 Thanksgiving Volunteers