Thanksgiving Week Highlights

Oct 19, 2021 | by David Sayre

The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands is modifying their annual Thanksgiving week holiday meals throughout Hawaii due to the pandemic. On Oahu, the annual sit down meal service for 2,000 in Honolulu is being paused again and being replaced with community outreach events and activities via the three Salvation Army Corps across the island. Similarly, traditional Thanksgiving meals and outreach at seven neighbor island Corps on Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui, also have been modified. See below for a complete list of The Salvation Army’s Thanksgiving outreach events by island.

“Once again, with the generous help of corporate partners, volunteers, advisory boards, staff and Salvation Army officers, we’ve been able to shift our traditional Thanksgiving observances around the state to reach thousands of those in need in our island communities,” said Major Phil Lum, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands. “We humbly ask the community for their continued support and encourage those in need of a meal to reach out to the Salvation Army Corps in their local community.”

Monetary donations to support The Salvation Army may be made online at Hawaii.SalvationArmy.org. Additionally, from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, customers at all Foodland and Sack N Save stores in Hawaii will be able to make donations at checkout through Foodland’s “Share a Holiday Feast” program to help those less fortunate in Hawaii. Customers may donate cash, coins, Maika’i points or My Rewards Certificates to help. Those donations will be turned into Foodland gift certificates and distributed by The Salvation Army to families in need on each island where the donations were received.

 

Thanksgiving Week schedule by Island

 

KAUAI

Hanapepe

Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021
The Salvation Army Hanapepe Corps
4465 Puolo Road, Hanapepe, HI 96716

The Salvation Army Hanapepe Corps, with the help of Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa, will be distributing 450 hot Thanksgiving meals via drive-thru, grab-and-go style from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., while supplies last. Limit five meals per car. The event will be supported by volunteers from the West Kauai Lions Club, the Kanaka School, Episcopal Church West Kauai, along with The Salvation Army’s regular Soup Kitchen volunteers, as well as other groups. For more information, please call The Salvation Army Hanapepe at 808 335-5441.
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Lihue

Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021
Kauai War Memorial Convention Center
4191 Hardy St. Kauai HI 96766

The Salvation Army Lihue Corps, with the help of Kauai Community College and The Plantation House at Kilohana, will distribute 600 hot Thanksgiving meals via drive-thru and grab-and-go options starting at 10 a.m. while supplies last. Limit five meals per car. Hawaii Food Bank Kauai, Lihue Lions Club, The Salvation Army’s Lihue Corps Advisory Board, and Lihue Corps members will be assisting with distribution. For more information, call The Salvation Army Lihue Corps at 808-245-2571.

 

OAHU

Honolulu

Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021
The Salvation Army Kauluwela Mission Corps
296 N. Vineyard Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96817

The Salvation Army Kauluwela Mission Corps, along with volunteers from The Salvation Army’s Echelon Hawaii, will deliver and distribute approximately 1,250 Thanksgiving bentos to those in need at various locations in Honolulu.

 

Kaneohe

Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021
The Salvation Army Kaneohe Corps
45-175 Waikalua Rd., Kaneohe, HI 96744

The Salvation Army Kaneohe Corps will hold a Thanksgiving themed drive-thru food box distribution to those in need from 9 a.m. to noon., while supplies last. For more information, call The Salvation Army Kaneohe Corps at 808-235-1408.

Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021
The Salvation Army Kaneohe Corps, 45-175 Waikalua Rd., Kaneohe, HI 96744 and at Kaneohe District Park, 45-660 Kea‘ahala Rd., Kaneohe, HI 96744

The Salvation Army Kaneohe Corps will distribute 300 meals to those in need at the Kaneohe Corps and Kaneohe District Park between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. An additional 200 meals will be distributed along the Windward Coast and North Shore via a partnership with Project Reach. For more information, call The Salvation Army Kaneohe Corps at 808-235-1408.

 

Kapolei/Ewa Beach

Thanksgiving Week
The Salvation Army Kroc Center Hawaii
91-3257 Kualaka‘i Parkway, Ewa Beach, HI 96706

The Salvation Army Kroc Center Hawaii will distribute approximately 1,000 Thanksgiving meals to seniors, veterans and homeless individuals in West and Central Oahu during Thanksgiving week. Those who will be receiving meals have already been identified. For more information, call The Salvation Army Kroc Center Hawaii at 808-682-5505.

 

MAUI

Kahului

Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021
University of Hawaii Maui College
310 W Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului, HI 96732
[Distribution site - parking lot off of Wahinepio Ave.]

The Salvation Army Kahului Corps and the University of Hawaii Maui College will share 600 Thanksgiving meals via a drive-thru distribution starting at 11 a.m., while supplies last. Vehicles will be allowed to line up starting at 10 a.m. Walk-up distribution also will be available for those without vehicles. For more information, call The Salvation Army Kahului Corps at 808-871-6270.

 

Lahaina

Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021
The Salvation Army Lahaina Lighthouse Corps
131 Shaw St., Lahaina, HI 96761

The Salvation Army Lahaina Lighthouse Corps, with the assistance of other local congregations, will be providing home delivered Thanksgiving Lunches to 300 Kupuna in West Maui. For more information, call The Salvation Army Lahaina Lighthouse Corps at 808-661-5335, ext. 4.

Also, from noon to 2 p.m., a grab-n-go distribution will be available for those in need, while supplies last. For more information, call The Salvation Army Lahaina Lighthouse Corps at 808-661-5335, ext. 4.

 

HAWAII ISLAND

Hilo

Thanksgiving Week
The Salvation Army Hilo Temple Corps
219 Ponahawai St., Hilo, HI 96720

The Salvation Army Hilo Temple Corps, in collaboration with HomeStreet Bank, KTA, and an anonymous donor, will offer grocery gift certificates to 300 families-in-need in the Hilo area. Signups will be held Nov. 15 through 18, and ID and current proof of address will be required. For more information, call The Salvation Army Hilo Temple Corps at 808-935-1277.

Kailua-Kona

Thanksgiving Week
The Salvation Army Kona Corps
75-223 Kalani St., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

The Salvation Army Kona Corps is distributing food boxes to 250 local families in need. Note, these families have already been identified and boxes reserved.

 

Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021

The Salvation Army Kona Corps, with the support of Jackie Rey’s Ohana Grill, will be delivering 500 meals to elderly and shut-ins. For more information, call The Salvation Army Kona Corps at 808-326-2330.

 

North Hawaii Island

Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021
The Salvation Army Honokaa Corps
45-511 Richard Pl., Honokaa, HI 96727

The Salvation Army Honokaa Corps will be delivering Thanksgiving meals to those in need in North Hawaii Island with the help of local community partners and volunteers. For more information, call The Salvation Army Honoka‘a Corps at 808-775-7346.

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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: affordable senior housing; at-risk youth services and housing; camp & conference center; church/religious services and programs; emergency disaster services; family stores; food distribution and feeding programs; homeless services; The Kroc Center – Hawaii’s largest community center; preschools & day care services; older adults; social services – emergency assistance; substance abuse treatment; women’s auxiliary; and women’s ministries. For more information, call 808-988-2136, visit hawaii.salvationarmy.org, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


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