The Salvation Army feeds island communities – urgently seeks donations

HONOLULU (April 2, 2020) – The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands today shared details of emergency food basket distribution and meals-to-go locations throughout Hawaii and Guam in the battle against the COVID-19 outbreak. In addition, the agency re-affirmed their urgent request for monetary donations to support the food efforts and continued to request donations of hygiene products and PPE. Details are available at hawaii.salvationarmy.org.

“The number of clients we are serving with our emergency food boxes has jumped dramatically in the past two weeks,” said Major Thomas Stambaugh, Micronesia Coordinator and Guam Corps Officer for The Salvation Army. “What we used to see in a month, we are now seeing in a single day. The need is so great, we really need all the support we can get.”

In Hawaii, the various island corps for The Salvation Army are seeing similar, staggering increases in requests for food as more residents become unemployed due to economic impacts from the COVID-19 outbreak. 

“Our Salvation Army officers, staff and volunteers are working to meet the needs of our communities even as our budgets are straining without the normal income from our programs and thrift stores that have been cancelled and closed due to COVID-19,” said Major Jeff Martin, Divisional Leader for The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands. “The Salvation Army is pleading for the public’s assistance with monetary donations during this very challenging time as we continue to expand our feeding services in light of ever-growing needs. Additionally, we are seeking personal protective equipment for those who are providing these food and meal services in our communities. Details are available at hawaii.salvationarmy.org.”  

The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division is providing emergency food boxes, meals-to-go, and emotional and spiritual support at a variety of locations including: 

STATE OF HAWAII [by county]

CITY & COUNTY OF HONOLULU/OAHU

Camp Homelani

68-243 Olohio Street

Waialua, HI  96791  

• Drive-through meals-to-go service on Saturdays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Kaneohe Corps

45-175 Waikalua Road  

Kaneohe, HI  96744     

• Drive-through Food Pantry with pre-packed boxes of food on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. 

• Delivery of food boxes on Thursdays to at risk/self-quarantined/those without transportation.

Kauluwela Mission Corps

296 N. Vineyard Blvd.    

Honolulu, HI  96817    

• Food Pantry distribution of pre-packed food bags on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

• Community food distribution/outreach on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

• Revolution Hawaii provides meals to go on Sundays from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Kroc Center Hawaii

91-3257 Kualakai Pkwy.

Ewa Beach, HI  96706     

• Food bag distribution to West Oahu – ongoing.

• Providing 3,000 meals-to-go per week for West Oahu via a hui of 17 local churches and Rep. Andria Tupola’s office.

• Providing transportation service for senior shopping for Silvercrest residents in Wahiawa

• Providing meals for seniors in Wahiawa on Tuesdays and Fridays.

HAWAII COUNTY

Hilo Temple Corps

219 Ponowai Street   

Hilo, HI  96720                  

• Food Pantry distributes food bags on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

• In cooperation with Boys & Girls Club, providing meals to go on Mondays through Fridays at 5 p.m. 

Kona Corps

75-223 Kalani Street   

Kailua-Kona, HI  96740  

• Food pantry bags distributed Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Meals to go provided Thursdays and Saturdays at 6 p.m.

• Emergency food bags also are available Mondays through Fridays by appointment.  

Honokaa Corps

45-511 Rickard Place   

Honokaa, HI  96727      

• Food bags distributed on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon

KAUAI COUNTY

Hanapepe Corps

4465 Puolo Road 

Hanapepe, HI  96716  

• Food bag distribution on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon.

• Meals-to-go on Mondays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Lihue Corps

4182 Hardy Street  

Lihue, HI  96766         

• Food bag distribution on Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

• Meals to go on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

MAUI COUNTY

Kahului Corps

45 W Kamehameha St.  

Kahului, HI  96732          

• Food bag distribution on Wednesdays. Call 808-871-6270 for an appointment.

Lahaina Lighthouse Corps

131 Shaw Street 

Lahaina, HI  96761       

• Meals to go Mondays through Fridays. Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Lunch from noon to 12:30 p.m. and Dinner from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

• Food boxes distributed Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 808-661-5335 for an appointment. 

• Homeless outreach Mondays through Fridays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Showers, laundry and phone calls also offered Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. by appointment. 

Molokai Outpost

900 Kalae Hwy          

Kaunakakai, HI  96748  

• Food bag distribution Mondays through Fridays by appointment.

GUAM

Guam Corps

155003 Corsair Ave

Barrigada, GU  96913

• Food bag distribution Mondays through Fridays between by appointment 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

• Providing canned food and bottled water on Mondays and Fridays for Guam’s Nurse Command Center, which is feeding approximately 120 front-line nurses treating and testing COVID-19 patients across Guam.

The Salvation Army announced in March that all Salvation Army officers had been appointed into emergency disaster service roles in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, all Salvation Army facilities shifted to emergency response mode and are being made available to governmental authorities for use as quarantine centers, housing for medically fragile individuals, food distribution locations, coronavirus testing, and any other services as needed. Exact uses will be determined and finalized in the coming days and weeks.

Monetary donations to support the efforts can be made at hawaii.salvationarmy.org or by calling 808-440-1800.

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About The Salvation Army – Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division

The Salvation Army – Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division covers the state of Hawaii and the Pacific Islands including Guam, Republic of the Marshall Islands and The Federated States of Micronesia. The Division offers a wide variety of programs throughout the islands including: adult day health services; affordable senior housing; at-risk youth services and housing; camp & conference center; family stores; food distribution and feeding programs; homeless services; The Kroc Center – Hawaii’s largest community center; preschools & day care services; social services – emergency assistance; substance abuse treatment; and work therapy & rehabilitation services. For more information, visit hawaii.salvationarmy.org, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit www.SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.

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