The formal mission of Hale Kau Kau is this:
- To feed the hungry and the homebound
- To act as a channel for the needy to access additional help
- To generate community awareness and solicit help in the implementation of the program
For almost 21 years, Hale Kau Kau has welcomed anyone who is hungry and unconditionally served a free, hot, nutritious meal on site every evening to 120-160 men, women and children who do not have the resources to meet the basic need for food. Its mission at the most basic level is to “feed the hungry”. In addition to feeding the hungry who are able to come to the Hale Kau Kau kitchen at St. Theresa Church in Kihei, HKK also delivers a hot evening meal to 50-60 homebound elderly, sick, and disabled. These nutritious meals,include protein, salad, fruit, vegetables, a carbohydrate, and dessert. Most of our “labor” is completed by volunteers. Also, through collaboration with the Keolahou Hawaiian Church, HKK aids in distribution of free emergency food supplies to 40-50 families and individuals per week.