Key Services – Nutrition

Nutrition Programs


This program is administered by the Department of Human Services. You can visit their website at for a description of this program, eligibility requirements, information on its operations and phone contacts. Visit for a listing of user rights and responsibilities.

Things to bring:

  • U.S. citizens and some aliens admitted for permanent residency may qualify.
  • Proof that household has no more than $2000 in countable resources.
  • Proof that household has no more than $3000 in countable resources if at least one person in household is age 60 or older.
  • Documents regarding household members’ income.
  • All household members must provide a Social Security number or apply for one.The USDA has translated Food Stamp informational brochures, eligibility fact sheets, immigrant eligibility information, and a list of documents needed to apply for Food Stamps into other languages. Currently, the materials are available in Arabic and French, but soon will also be available in Albanian, Simplified Chinese, Croatian, Haitian Creole, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, and Thai. These materials should be useful for helping immigrants understand the new food stamp restoration rules. To download the material, go to

For information on eligibility limits for Hawaii (click here)

Oahu DHS Offices Locations Phones
Central Honolulu Applications 333 North King St 586-8107
East Honolulu Applications 333 North King St. 586-8047
Ewa Unit 601 Kamokila Bl. # 106 692-7300
Kailua Unit 45-513 Luluku Rd. 233-5325
Kalihi Unit 420 Waiakamilo Rd. #101 832-5520
Kaneohe Unit 45-513 Luluku Rd. 233-5350
Kapalama Unit 420 Waiakamilo Rd. #101 832-5538
Kinau Unit 420 Waiakamilo Rd. #101 832-4660
Kuakini Unit 420 Waiakamilo Rd. #117C 832-3800
Leeward Applications & Assist Unit 86-088 Farrington Hwy. #106 697-7147
Makiki Unit 677 Queen, #400B 587-5276
Nanakuli Unit 601 Kamokila Blvd. #117 692-7775
Nuuanu Unit 1485 Linapuni St. Suite 124 832-5627
Palama Unit 420 Waiakamilo Rd. #101 832-5558
Pawaa Unit 677 Queen, #400B 587-5290
Punawai Unit 677 Queen, #400B 587-5283
Wahiawa Unit 929 Center 622-6476
Waianae Unit 86-088 Farrington Hwy. #101 697-7177
Waikele Unit 94-275 Mokuola #303 675-0040
Waipahu Applications Unit 601 Kamokila Blvd. #468 692-7171
Waipahu Unit 601 Kamokila Blvd. #106 692-7310
West Honolulu Applications Unit 420 Waiakamilo Rd. #101 832-5500
West Oahu Unit 94-275 Mokuola, #303A 675-0050
Windward Applications Unit 45-260 Waikalua Rd. 233-3621
Windward Unit 46-005 Kawa, #307 233-3655
Employment & Training Unit 1 677 Queen, #400A 587-5260
Employment & Training Unit 2 98-030 Hekaha, #31 483-7172
Kauai DHS Office Location Phone
Kauai Office Benefit Employment & Support Services Division/
Maui, Molokai, Lanai Offices Location Phone
Benefit Employment & support Services Division/Information Maui 643-1643
Island of Hawaii Offices Location Phone
Benefit Employment & Support Services Division/Information Hilo  643-1643 
Food Stamp, Employment & Training Unit 111 East Puainako, #A101 959-0669
Food Stamp, Employment & Training Unit 75-5591 Palani Rd., #2004 327-4755

Alulike program

This program is under the Alulike organization and referred to as “Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna” (Good health and living for the Elderly – Native Hawaiian Elderly Services Project) which provides daily congregate meals or limited home delivered meal services on the islands of Hawaii, Kauai, Maui, Molokai and Oahu. For hours of operation, eligibility requirements, locations, services and costs, click on


Hawaii Foodbank, Inc.
2611-A Kilihau Street
Honolulu, HI 96819
Phone: (808) 836-3600 or 275-2000
Fax: (808) 836-2272
(Ask for a food pantry in your area)

Honolulu Community Action Program (HCAP)
1120 Maunakea St., #280
Honolulu 96817
(Federal surplus food distribution)

Kauai Food Bank
3285 Waapa Road
246-3809; Fax: 246-4737

Maui Food Bank
P.O. Box 1693 Kahalui 96732
877-4357: Fax 877-0925
Warehouse Receiving: 877-3194

Hawaii Island Food Bank – Hilo
140B Holomua St. Hilo, Hi. 96720
Ph. # 935-3050; Fax # 935-3794

Hawaii Island Food Bank – Kona
Ph # 322-1418; Fax # 322-3812

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels is a non-profit organization supported by private donations and limited subsidies. On Oahu they offer congregate group dining and home delivered meals. Eligibility requirements:

  • Household members 60 years of age or over.
  • Individuals homebound, feeble, physically handicapped or otherwise disabled to the extent these individuals are unable to adequately prepare meals; and
  • Spouses of the above individuals.
  • Individuals eligible for meals on wheels may use all or any part of the coupons issued to them to purchase meals from a nonprofit meal delivery service authorized by FNS.–Hawaii Administrative Rules, Title 17 Department of Human Services, Subtitle 6 – Family & Adult Services Division, Chapter 610 Food Stamp Program Adiminstration.

To contact the Meals on Wheels program; link on the respective websites:

Oct. 15, 2004: Hawaii Meals on Wheels will be opening a new delivery route in the Ewa to Kapolei. Applications are currently being accepted from potential clients. The volunteers are ready to deliver but additional clients are necessary to make the routes viable.

General information about their home-delivered meals program:

  • Meals are delivered HOT, ready to eat. These are LUNCH meals only, delivered between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
  • There is NO AGE RESTRICTION to receive meals. Clients must be frail elders or individuals with disabilities who are HOMEBOUND, unable to cook/shop for themselves and with limited social support to assist with cooking/shopping.
  • Some SPECIAL DIET restrictions can be accommodated.
  • Clients are asked to contribute toward the cost of their meals at whatever rate they can AFFORD. No one is turned away due to inability to pay for meals but everyone is asked to contribute something.
  • Meals are delivered Monday through Friday, including ALL weekday holidays.If you have any questions, call office at 988-6747.Aloha,
    Allicyn Hikida Tasaka
    Executive Director
    Hawaii Meals on Wheels
    PH: 808-988-6747
    FAX: 808-988-5719

Oahu Group Dining Sites:

  • Aina Haina 373-2722
  • D.E. Thompson Village (Ewa) 681-4960
  • Hale Mohalu (Pearl City) 456-0368
  • Hale O Hauoli (Pearl City) 352-0288
  • Hale Po’ai (Palama) 832-3445
  • Hauula Satellite City Hall 386-5995
  • Kahuluu Key Project 239-5777
  • Kahuku Village 386-5995
  • Kalanihuia (Palama) 352-0284
  • Kamalu/Ho’olulu (Waipahu) 675-0099
  • Kaneohe Playground 233-7330
  • Kapahulu Senior Center 737-1748
  • Kapalama Health Maintenance 832-3445
  • Kupuna Home O/Waialua 352-0297
  • Lanakila Multi-Purpose Senior Center 847-1322
  • Lani Huli (Kailua) 263-2341
  • Makalapa Manor 487-7114
  • Manoa Gardens 988-6330
  • McCully Senior Citizens Club 839-9434
  • Mililani Rec. Center #3 623-7110
  • Moiliili Community Center 955-1555
  • Paki Community Park 733-7368
  • Palama Settlement 845-3945
  • Palolo Recreation Center 352-0283
  • Paoakalani (Waikiki) 352-0287
  • Pauahi (Chinatown) 585-6446
  • Pohulani (Kakaako/Downtown) 586-5339
  • Pumehana (Makiki) 585-6261
  • Punchbowl Homes 352-0289
  • Susannah Wesley Center (Kalihi) 845-1881
  • Wahiawa Recreation Center 352-0293
  • Waianae District Park 696-5039
  • Waimanalo 259-8166
  • West Loch Village (Ewa) 681-0562


  • County: Elderly Meals on Wheels
  • County Nutrition Program
    34 Rainbow Drive; 961-8726


  • Meals on Wheels
  • Nutrition/Lunch Sites


  • Kauai Economic Opportunity, Inc.

Child and Adult Care Food Program

This entitlement program reimburses homeless shelters, domesic violence shelters, runaway shelters and some traditional housing for the meals being fed to youths under age 18. For further details of this program visit: CACFP website

Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-265)

The Act provides for migrant, homeless and runaway children & youth to get free school breakfast and lunch. It also confers automatic eligibility for free school meals to runaway children and youth served through grant progams and migrant children through section 1309 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. Contact your DOE school on your island.

Miscellaneous Smaller Programs by Islands


KEY Project – Ecumenical Youth Project

KEY Project networks with the Hawaii Foodbank to provide several food items in Heeia to Kaawa communities for whom times are tight. Food distribution is at their facility every Wednesday. Foodbank service is available to residents from north Heeia to Kaaawa. Location: 47-200 Waihee Road, Kaneohe, HI 96744. Phone: 239-5777.


Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc…………………………….249-2970

FEMA – emergency assistance to families who are not receiving food stamps.
TEFAP – surplus food distribution to people earning below the 150% poverty guideline.