The Salvation Army Coronavirus Pandemic Relief Operations
Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) is funded by the County of Hawaii through federal funding and will provide rent and utility grants to an estimated 3,400 households that income qualify and can prove hardship due to COVID-19 for each month they receive assistance from March 2020 to December 2021. Funding will be limited to household’s primary residence on Hawaii island. Households will be limited to 12 months of total grant assistance. Program began April 12.
For questions, please email: Hilo.ERAP@usw.salvationarmy.org
Two ways to apply:
For additional information, please visit: www.HiRent.org
Our COVID-19 Impact
The COVID-19 pandemic threatens the well-being of the most vulnerable members of our island communities. In response, The Salvation Army is providing help and hope to those in most need.
Meals, snacks & drinks
Basic needs items
cases with emotional & spiritual care
volunteer & personnel hours
cases with financial assistance
Contact us below to send help
Supplies requested include hand sanitizers, paper products, cleaning products, face masks, and other personal protective equipment. Monetary donations also continue to be needed to assist the response efforts. Contact us below to learn how you can support or scroll further to learn about what we're doing in the battle against Coronavirus.
Food baskets and meals-to-go services
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:
CITY & COUNTY OF HONOLULU/OAHU
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 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Community food distribution/outreach on Mondays.
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 meals for seniors in Wahiawa on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Hilo Temple Corps. 219 Ponahawai 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
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 Tuesdays, 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.
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 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 can be made by clicking here.
Stories of doing the most good amid the Pandemic
Food distribution service by the Kona Corps Community Center has recently doubled amid the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Staff and volunteers hosted a drive-through egg distribution for West Oahu families.
600 bags of food were distributed to 300 households.
The Salvation Army distributed 245 food bags to 132 families living in Kuhio Park Terrace.
About The Salvation Army Disaster Services
The Salvation Army is uniquely positioned to serve those impacted by disasters, however long it takes, because they are there before, during, and after impact. Beyond serving immediate physical needs, they also meet the emotional and spiritual needs that are unique to catastrophic events. The Salvation Army is part of a team of agencies providing assistance during disaster events and works closely with the State of Hawaii Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD).
The Salvation Army:
- Delivers disaster relief to an average of 382,000 people annually.
- Serves every ZIP code in the United States and touches almost 25 million lives a year.
- Has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900.
- Remains in communities until needs are met and beyond.
About The Salvation Army
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, call 808-988-2136 or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.