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The Salvation Army’s Hawaiian and Pacific Islands division changed its annual Thanksgiving Week meal service this year to accommodate COVID-19 restrictions.

“With the generous help of corporate partners, volunteers, councils, staff and officers from the Salvation Army, we have been able to postpone our traditional Thanksgiving celebrations across the state in new ways to reach thousands of those in need in our island communities.” said department head Maj. Jeff Martin in a press release. “We humbly ask the ward for their continued support and encourage those in need of a meal to contact the Salvation Army Corps in their local ward.”

Until November 30th, Foodland and Sack N Save customers can donate to the Salvation Army via the “Share a Holiday Feast” program at the till. Donations can also be made online at

Some of the Thanksgiving week distributions for food boxes and meals have already taken place, but here is a breakdown of the remaining events:


>> The Salvation Army Kauluwela Mission Corps at 296 N. Vineyard Blvd. will deliver and sell around 1,250 Bentos at various locations on Thursday. In addition, the Salvation Army’s Hawaii Revolution will be handing out hot meals to the downtown homeless.

>> The Salvation Army Kaneohe Corps, 45-175 Waikalua Road, will be handing out a drive-thru food box on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. while supplies last. Call 235-1408.

>> The Salvation Army Kaneohe Corps will be serving 300 meals in the Kaneohe Corps and Kaneohe District Park Thursday from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. An additional 200 meals will be distributed along the Windward Coast and North Shore through a partnership with Project Reach. Call 235-1408.

>> The Salvation Army’s Kroc Center Hawaii, 91-3257 Kualakai Parkway, is hosting a Thanksgiving Ohana Drive-Thru event Thursday from 10 am to 11:30 am, serving 2,100 meals and other goodies while supplies last . The event includes meals, entertainment, and blessing stations. Call 682-5505.


>> The Hanapepe Corps of the Salvation Army will be serving 300 warm meals via drive-thru and grab-and-go from Wednesday lunchtime at 4465 Puolo Road. Call 335-0307.

>> The Salvation Army’s Lihue Corps will serve 500 hot meals via drive-thru and grab-and-go starting Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Center. Call 245-7808.


>> The Salvation Army Kahului Corps and the University of Hawaii-Maui College will be sharing 600 meals through a drive-through distribution in the Wahinepio Avenue parking lot starting Wednesday 11am. Vehicles are allowed to stand in a row from 10 a.m., and those without a car can be distributed on foot. Call 871-6270.

>> The Salvation Army Lahaina Lighthouse Corps, 131 Shaw St., will deliver 300 meals to seniors Tuesday. Take-away lunches are available on the same day (times not specified). Call 661-5335.

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>> The Hilo Temple Corps of the Salvation Army offers a distribution of the food boxes through closed reservations. Call 935-1277.

>> The Salvation Army Kona Corps and Jackie Rey’s Ohana Grill are offering 300 takeaway meals from 10am to 12pm Thursday at the Kona Corps, 75-223 Kalani St. Another 350 meals will be delivered to seniors and closed meals. ins. Call 326-2330.

>> The Salvation Army’s Honokaa Corps will deliver meals to the community on Thursday with the help of partners and volunteers. Call 775-7346.

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