Homebound kupuna may qualify for Home Delivery in several ways:
  1. Visit the City & County Aging and Disability Resource Center to see if you are eligible — Check Your Eligibility.
  2. Ask your health insurance provider if you qualify for meals under your plan.
  3. Private Pay Option. For those who do not qualify through the other options, service is available for a fee. To learn about meal plans and pricing, please call (808) 356-8519.

Active (non-homebound) kupuna may receive meals at our Kupuna Wellness Centers.

Home delivery is typically available to:
  • Homebound individuals who are 60 years of age or older and unable to shop/prepare their own meals due to cognitive or physical challenges.
  • Spouses if he/she is the primary caregiver and it is determined that the spouse is in need of respite.
  • Non-elderly individuals with disabilities residing in the same household.
Important notes:
  • Volunteers deliver meals Monday through Saturday between 8:30 am and 12:00 pm. The recipient must be available to accept the meals during these hours.
  • Meals are provided for all holidays except on Thanksgiving and Christmas when meals are delivered that day.
  • All meals are analyzed for nutritional content and meet ⅓ the U.S. Recommended Daily Allowance. Pureed, minced and chopped meals are also available.

For more information about Lanakila Meals on Wheels, please contact us.
1809 Bachelot Street, Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 356-8519
Email: mow@lanakilapacific.org

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Outreach

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Outreach is a federally-funded program administered by the State of Hawaii that helps individuals and families with low income, disabilities or public assistance have more money for food. Our outreach workers can assist you with learning about and applying for SNAP benefits.

Lanakila Meals on Wheels is approved by the USDA to accept SNAP benefits to pay for both our home delivered meal program and senior congregate dining program.

Applying for SNAP

Lanakila Meals on Wheels can only accept SNAP benefits from seniors and individuals with disabilities. As a senior congregate dining operator and a home delivered meal provider, Lanakila is specifically positioned to assist individuals who are less able to prepare meals for themselves. Lanakila is approved to sell ready to eat meals to seniors and individuals with disabilities who are paying with SNAP benefits for these two services only.

Our staff can help answer questions Or complete and submit your application to the State of Hawaii Department of Human Services (DHSI Contact us to make an appointment at (808) 356-8516 or SNAPautreach@lanakilapacific.org.

Are You Eligible?

You may be eligible for SNAP benefits if your household income
meets Federal Income Guidelines. Please review the SNAP Special Rules for the Elderly or Disabled

Common SNAP myths include:
MYTH: “SNAP is a welfare program.”
TRUTH: SNAP is a benefit utilized by millions of individuals and families to purchase food using an EBT card that is similar to a debit card.
MYTH: “You cannot get SNAP benefits if you have a job or own a home.”
TRUTH: Individuals may work and/or own a home and still qualify to receive SNAP benefits.
MYTH: “You’re not eligible if you’ve applied before and have been denied”
TRUTH: Even if you were denied before, you may qualify now.
MYTH: “Receiving SNAP will affect my Social Security and Medicaid.”
TRUTH: SNAP benefits have no effect on Social Security and Medicaid benefits.

Documents to Bring to Your Appointment
  • Government-issued picture ID of all adult household members
  • Birth Certificate and Social Security Card of all household members
  • Current income verifications: pay stubs, welfare, SNAP, Social Security/SSI/SSDI benefit summaries, child support receipts, unemployment award letter and self-employed income verification
  • All applicable expense verifications: bills paid on a regular monthly basis such as shelter cost, mortgage, home owner insurance, property tax, utilities and cell phone
  • Current bank statements for all accounts held by all household members
  • Current rental agreement
  • Medical bills for disabled applicants and those over 60 years old

This project has been funded at least in pan with federal funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The content of this publication do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S.D.A nor does mention of trade names, commercial products or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.