Meal Programs

We are in need of both experienced kitchen workers to prepare meals and group volunteers to help serve meals to our guests. 

Sponsoring A Meal: Churches and private groups may sponsor the 300 meals per service (or 900 meals per day) at a cost of about $3.00 per meal.  If you would like to fully or partially sponsor a meal, please contact info@ihshawaii.org or call 808-447-2845. 

Kitchen Help:

Shifts: Our meal program staff start as early as 6:30 and various shifts run through dinner time each day of the year. We prepare and serve over 300 meals per service (breakfast, lunch, & dinner) seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Essential Duties: Help prepare meals and keeping your area, tools, and supplies clean and organize throughout the shift.

Expectations: Able to lift at least 25 lbs.; able to stand for at least 4 hours volunteering in the kitchen; and able to work indoors in a small catering kitchen with varying temperatures.

Qualifications: Be a team player with a pleasant attitude; work well with all types of individuals; able to follow instructions. Minimum 3 month commitment. Experience preferred.

Meal Servers:

Shifts: We serve three meals a day at 7:00, 12:00, and 6:00 with 1&½ hour volunteer shifts starting 30 minutes before service time.

Essential Duties: Includes setting up, helping to serve and cleaning up for meal service at scheduled sites. Must arrive on time and ready to work.

Qualifications: Be a team player with a pleasant attitude, works well with all types of individuals and able to follow instructions. Minimum age is 15 years old w/ an adult guardian or parent.

To sign-up for this or any volunteer opportunity, click on the volunteer application link to the right. 


Watch a testimonial about the IHS Meal Program to learn more about the impact.

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