Food Stamp Program
This program is administered by the Department of Human Services. You can visit their website at http://oahu-ces.hawaii.edu/food_stamps/progfacts.htm for a description of this program, eligibility requirements, information on its operations and phone contacts. Visit http://www.state.hi.us/dhs/Financial%20Assistance.html 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 http://www.fns.usda.gov/fsp/outreach/translations.htm
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|
Employment & Support Services Division/
Maui, Molokai, Lanai Offices
|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|
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 http://www.alulike.org/.
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
1120 Maunakea St., #280
(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
140B Holomua St. Hilo, Hi. 96720
Ph. # 935-3050; Fax # 935-3794
Hawaii Island Food Bank
Ph # 322-1418; Fax # 322-3812
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.
DHS administrative rules: http://www.state.hi.us/dhs/17-610.PDF. 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.
Allicyn Hikida Tasaka
Hawaii Meals on Wheels
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
- County Nutrition Program
34 Rainbow Drive; 961-8726
- Meals on Wheels
- Nutrition/Lunch Sites
- Kauai Economic Opportunity,
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
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.
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.