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L&L Hawaiian Barbecue is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily in Ocean View, with takeout only and an online menu
to call in orders. See more on food availability in Kaʻū and Volcano below. Photo from L&L
MANY KAʻŪ AND VOLCANO RESIDENTS IN FARMING, RANCHING, AND FOOD PREP are on the front line of keeping meals on tables during the COVID-19 pandemic. Farmers and ranchers, restaurateurs, food and pharmacy retailers, and workers who provide food to those in need; these people are considered essential under county, state, and federal directives during the pandemic, and are allowed to work outside their homes with safe practices. These people are going the extra mile to stay open. Some also provide gardening supplies and seeds for families to grow their own food.
     Providers are encouraged to email mahalo@aloha.net and kaucalendarnews@gmail.com to share information, to be added to the list, and to make changes or corrections to the information:

Ocean View Food : Farms, Ranches, Retail
Farmers, Ranchers, and Food Providers can add their listings by emailing mahalo@aloha.net and kaucalendarnews@gmail.com, texting or calling 808-937-9965, or contacting The Kaʻū Calendar on Facebook.

DJ's Pizza & Bake Shop, mauka of Hwy 11, reduced its hours and is open Monday - Saturday, noon to 6 p.m., takeout only. See Facebook.

Kahuku Country Market, mauka of Hwy 11, is open its regular hours.

Ka Lae Garden Thai Food offers takeout along with farm stand fruits and vegetables. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Call 808-494-7688.

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue on the makai side of Hwy 11 is open 8 a.m to 8 p.m. seven days a week, with takeout only. See the menu at hawaiianbarbecue.com. To order, call 929-8888.

Ka Lae Garden offers Thai takeout Wednesday through
Sunday in Ocean View. Photo from Ka Lae Garden
Malama Market, makai of Hwy 11, is open seven days a week, 7 a.m to 8 p.m. The store sometimes places a limit on certain items but offers all of its fresh, refrigerated, frozen, canned, and dry foods as usual. Malama Market is owned by Foodland. Call 939-7560.

Ocean View Market, mauka of Hwy 11, is open daily from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Kamagaki family owners may limit the number of people in the store, if necessary. Otherwise, the store is operating with fresh, refrigerated, frozen, canned, and dry foods, and household goods, as usual. Call 929-8800.

Ocean View Pizzaria, mauka of Hwy 11, is open Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Monday through Friday 11 a.m - 7 p.m., takeout only. Call in orders at 929-9677.

Ranchos Ace Housemart Hardware, mauka of Hwy 11, is open Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sundays 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. The store offers extensive garden tools, soil, seeds for food plants, and fertilizers. Call 929-7315.

Mehe's Bar & Grill, mauka of Hwy 11, has halted all services. Its Facebook page says, "We have decided to close Mehe's to protect our employees and guests... We look forward to seeing you on Monday, the 8th" of April, the projected reopening day. See Facebook.

Ocean View Flea Market, where food items and other household goods were sold on Saturdays, is shut down until the pandemic is over.

Ocean View Food: Free Nutrition Services
Kaʻū High & Pāhala Elementary is delivering food weekly on Wednesday to students in Green Sands, Discovery Harbour, and Ocean View.

St. Jude's Episcopal Church Soup Kitchen is open, with a modified menu and increased health & safety standards, every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hot showers, the computer lab, and in-person services and bible studies are suspended. Services are posted online on Sundays at stjudeshawaii.org.

The Food Basket Food Pantries Distribution, where families can receive 14 days of food per family Ocean View location for Tuesday, April 14 will be St. Jude's parking lot, 92-8606 Paradise Mauka Circle, 


Aloha Mix Food Truck Cafe is open Sunday and Tuesday-Friday for takeout only. Photo from Aloha Mix Food Truck
Nāʻālehu Food: Farms, Ranches, Retail
Farmers, Ranchers, and Food Providers can add their listings by emailing mahalo@aloha.net and kaucalendarnews@gmail.com, texting or calling 808-937-9965, or contacting The Kaʻū Calendar on Facebook.


ACE offers many gardening tools and
mowers to clear the yard to grow.
Photo by Yvette Slack
ACE Homemart Hardware in Nāʻālehu remains open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. Employees said that backyard food growing appears to have increased since local schools shut down and kids are staying home. The store has found it difficult to keep seeds in stock but is still well supplied with gardening tools, soil, fertilizer, and gloves. Call 929-9030.

Aloha Mix Food Truck on the makai side of Hwy 11 in Nāʻālehu is open Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for takeout only. Call 808-756-8359.

Bee Boys in Nāʻālehu Shopping Center is open Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon, with a pass-through window open for those who prefer not to enter the store. Call 808-215-0292. Bee Boys also sells online with free shipping to anywhere in the country during the pandemic. The company sells its products made from honey produced by its own hives. It also sources Kaʻū-grown lilikoi from Waiʻōhinu, Kaʻū Coffee, turmeric, and mamake, guava leaf, and other local teas. Before the pandemic, Bee Boys sent its products to farmers markets around the island. Now most are closed.

The Bee Boys is offering free shipping throughout the country 
for its products, available online and at its store in Nāʻālehu 
Shopping Center, open Monday through Saturday. 
Photo from Bee Boys
Crooked C Ranch off South Point Road sells papaya, spinach, grass and orange fed beef, oranges, honey, eggs, bananas, and green bell peppers. See Facebook and Instagram. Call or text Elizabeth and Josh Crook at 808-345-0511.

Hana Hou Restaurant is open for takeout only, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Retrieve menu by phone, on bulletin board, or at hanahourestaurant.com. They offer mostly burgers, bentos, and pizza, cookies, and dessert bars. Call 929-9717.

Taco Tita, next to Hana Hou Restaurant. Photo from Taco Tita
Kuahiwi Ranch Store sells locally raised beef, and ranch and farm supplies directly to the public in Nāʻālehu at 95-5520 Mamālahoa Hwy. Among the offerings are grass-fed and grain-finished beef, and feed for cattle, horses, pigs, dogs, and chickens, with chicks coming soon. Hours are Monday - Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Call 929-7333.

Paradise Meadows Orchard and Bee Farm operates a farm stand from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., seven days a week, less than a mile from Hwy 11, at 93-2199 South Point Road. Offered are honey, macadamia nuts, Kaʻū Coffee, and seasonally: avocados, lemons, watercress, papaya, banana, and kale. See paradisemeadows.com, Facebook, or call 929-9148.

Punaluʻu Bake Shop in Nāʻālehu has closed its retail and visitor center, with its kitchen for outdoor dining. However, its employees continue to produce its breads, cookies, and other products that are trucked and shipped to retailers and sold online. See bakeshophawaii.com to buy and gift the locally made products. Call 929-7343 for wholesale and fundraising orders.

Riley Ranch near the police station in Nāʻālehu offers lettuce, kale, chard, arugula, bok choy, salad mix, green onion, and other veggies. Call Amanda and Bryan Riley at 661-619-3601.

Rollman Family Salmon offers fresh wild Alaska Salmon from their home in Kaʻū and on the road.
See their Facebook. Photo from Rollman Family Salmon

Rollman Family Salmon is another source of food in Nāʻālehu. Trevor and Adria Rollman spend time between Alaska and Kaʻū and market their catch as a family affair. They offer fillets, smoked, and whole fish. Contact them for fish through Facebook or at 907-632-8664.

A little outside, plenty inside - fresh food at
Will & Grace in Nāʻālehu. Photo by Yvette Slack
South Side Shaka Restaurant & Bar is offering a full takeout menu from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m daily, with bar service on the lanai only. The restaurant is offering pickup, and delivery in Nāʻālehu, Green Sands, and Discovery Harbour. Menu is on the Southside Shaka Yelp page. Call 929-7404.

Taco Tita next to Hana Hou is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for takeout only. Call 808-498-4957 or see Facebook.

Ulu Kaʻū Farm, formerly known as Kaʻū Valley Farm, is open on Tuesdays, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., selling pumpkin, eggplant, papaya, lemons, limes, oranges, bananas, avocados, radishes, jicama, tomatoes, broccoli, turmeric, turnips, lettuce, green beans, green onions, squash, and more. Bring shopping bags. Social distance, along with face masks and gloves, will be practiced at the farm stand, 95-1178 Kaʻalaʻiki Road above Nāʻālehu. See ulukauhawaii.com or Facebook. Call 929-7900.

Ulu Kaʻū Farm produce.
Photo from Ulu Kaʻū Farm
Union 76 WikiWiki Mart at the gas station in Nāʻālehu is open daily, 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., providing local beef, fresh fruits and vegetables, canned and frozen food, coffee and juices, and a large array of Costco foods, and cleaning and other household supplies. The store also offers ready to eat foods, snacks and drinks. Call 929-7135.

Will & Grace Filipino Variety Store in Nāʻālehu Shopping Center remains open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday - Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Its array of fresh foods includes produce from backyard farmers in Kaʻū and its own award-winning Rising Sun Kaʻū Coffee. Call 929-9993 or 808-557-4441.

Flyin' Hawaiian Coffee Truck in Nāʻālehu has suspended service due to the pandemic.

Ka Lae Coffee on South Point Road is closed until further notice, with food service and yoga classes postponed.

Nāʻālehu Food: Free Nutrition Services
The Food Basket - Food Pantries Distribution, where families receive 14 days of food  on the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location is Sacred Hearts Church at 95-558 Mamālahoa Hwy. The program is called Loaves and Fishes. Call 928-8208.

Nāʻālehu Elementary serves Grab-and-Go breakfasts from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m., and lunches, from 11:30 a.m. to noon, weekdays.

Home Meal Delivery for Seniors in Nāʻālehu is available through the CountyNutrition program. The meals supplant the late morning lunches Mondays through Fridays that seniors enjoyed at the SeniorCenter, which is shut down due to social distancing protocols. Call Roann S. Okamura, Elderly Activities Division Operations Director of the countyParks& Recreation department, at 961-8708.


Pāhala Food: Farms, Ranches, Retail 
Farmers, Ranchers, and Food Providers can add their listings by emailing mahalo@aloha.net and kaucalendarnews@gmail.com, texting or calling 808-937-9965, or contacting The Kaʻū Calendar on Facebook.


Lettuce from Kaʻili Maliʻe Farms in Pāhala.
Photo by Marlene Freitas
Kaʻili Maliʼe Farms in Pāhala sells vegetables - including green leafy lettuces, Chinese cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower - Kaʻū Coffee, and much more, all grown on the former Hester farm above Pāhala. It offers pick-up and delivery in the Pāhala area. Call Marlene or Rodney Freitas at 808-987-2578 or 808-987-8918, or connect to them through Facebook.

Long's Drugs on Pikake Street in Pāhala is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. It offers refrigerated and dry food, sundries, cleaning supplies, and hosts the CVS pharmacy. Call 928-6252.

Mizuno's Superette on Pikake Street offers hot coffee and food to microwave. It also sells fresh vegetables; canned, refrigerated, frozen and dry foods; chicken feed; and alcohol. It sells many gardening and household goods, plus cleaning supplies. It is open Monday - Friday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 8 a.m. to noon. Call 808-928-8101.

R&G Store is open on Kamani Street from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. It offers frozen, refrigerated, and dry food, and alcohol. Call 808-928-8155.

Pāhala Food: Free Nutrition Services
The Food Basket Food Pantries Distribution, where families can receive 14 days of food per family, Pāhala location is Kaʻū District Gym at 96-1149 Kamani Street, distributed by the ʻO Kaʻū Kākou Pantry, on Thursday, April 30 at  Call 933-6030.

Home Meal Delivery for Seniors in Pāhala is available through the CountyNutrition program. The meals supplant the late morning lunches Mondays through Fridays that seniors enjoyed at the SeniorCenter, which is shut down due to social distancing protocols. Call Roann S. Okamura, Elderly Activities Division Operations Director of the countyParks& Recreation department, at 961-8708.


Volcano Farmers Market at Cooper Center on Sunday morning will offer food and social distancing. Photo by Julia Neal
Volcano Village Food: Farms, Ranches, Retail  
Farmers, Ranchers, and Food Providers can add their listings by emailing mahalo@aloha.net and kaucalendarnews@gmail.com, texting or calling 808-937-9965, or contacting The Kaʻū Calendar on Facebook.

Aunty Pon's Food Truck at 19-4030 Wright Road is open for takeout Tuesday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Order ahead by calling 808-785-5795. See auntyponsthaifoodtruck.com.

Café Ono on Old Volcano Highway is open for takeout, Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call ahead to confirm hours and to order, 985-8979. See cafeono.net for menu.

Hawaiʻi True Value Hardware on Old Volcano Highway, is open daily, 7:30 a.m. to 5: 30 p.m. In addition to hardware, it sells soil and garden tools. Call 808-967-7969.

Kīlauea General Store, on Old Volcano Highway, is open daily 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is the pick-up place for Lava Rock Café and Big O's Sandwiches & Coffee. The store offers canned, dry, and refrigerated foods; alcohol; and household goods. From local farms, the store sells such produce as cabbage, lettuce, mushrooms, tomatoes, bell peppers, lemons, and limes. The store is planning to offer a produce box for pick-up. Call 967-7555.

Kīlauea Lodge is offering Curbside Take Out for breakfast,
lunch, and dinner. Photo from Kīlauea Lodge
Kīlauea Lodge at 19-3948 on Old Volcano Hwy, is open for take out by calling 808-967-7366. A 15 percent discount from prices on the standard menu is offered. Take out breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m, and lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Special family meal offers are posted on the Kīlauea Lodge Facebook, along with a menu link. Wine is available by the bottle and beer is available by the bottle and can. See highwaywestvacations.com/properties/kilauea-lodge#about.

Lava Rock Café is open for take-out through calling the adjacent Kīlauea General Store. Hours for pick-up are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., daily. Alcohol is available in Kīlauea General Store. Call in orders to 967-7555 and see lavarock.cafe. Big O's Sandwiches & Coffee inside Kīlauea General Store offers subs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and pizzas from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call in orders to 808-967-7555; pick up at Kīlauea General Store.

McCall's Volcano Produce sells fresh produce, like lettuce, arugula, beets, bok choy, broccoli, carrots, collard greens, daikon, green onions, kale, sweet and Irish potatoes, radishes, spinach, swiss chard, tomatoes, watercress, zucchini, rhubarb, blackberries and blueberries, and a variety of herbs. Jeff and Caludia McCall sell their produce on Sundays at the Volcano Farmers Market at CooperCenter, , at their farm stand on Wednesday from to at 19-4277 Haunani Rd., through Volcano Cookshop, and by appointment by calling 937-1056.

Thai Thai Bistro & Bar, at 19-4084 Old Volcano Hwy, is open for takeout only Thursday through Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call in orders to 808-967-7969. Alcohol is available at its adjacent True Value Hardware store. See lavalodge.com/thai-thai-bistro.html.

Volcano Cookshop offers a slow-roasted, garlic rubbed top 
round, sliced thin for sandwiches, at 1/2 lb. for $8. See the
Photo from Volcano Cookshop
Volcano Cookshop offers Volcano-area delivery on Wednesdays and Fridays. All menu items are delivered cold, to heat up or freeze for a later date. See facebook.com/heatherandkurtnelson for the menu. Call 808-634-6061 to order. Orders must be placed by noon, the day before delivery. If ordering McCall's produce, orders must be made two days before, by 6 p.m. Volcano Cookshop charges a $3 delivery fee. The delivery range is from Volcano Golf Course down to Kahaualea Road (Atkatsuka Orchids). Pick-up for people in Fern Forest or Glenwood is available. Payment by Paypal or Venmo is preferred; credit card by phone (3.5% fee), check, or cash is also accepted. 


Volcano Farmers Market at Cooper Center on Wright Road, off of Old Volcano Highway, is open on Sundays from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., with much local produce, island beef, and prepared foods. Call 808-967-7800.

Volcano Store, on Old Volcano Highway, is open daily from 5 a.m. to 6:30. p.m. The store has fresh produce, along with refrigerated and frozen food, alcohol, and household goods. It is the only propane provider in Volcano. Call 967-7240.

Volcano Winery is open for curbside pick-up of wine and cheese spreads. Winery visits and tastings are temporarily suspended. Call ahead for pickup between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. See volcanowinery.com. Call 808-9667-7772. The winery is located at 35 Piʻimauna Drive.

Closed are ʻŌhelo Cafe in Volcano Village and all food services inside Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park: The Rim and Uncle George's Lounge in Volcano House Hotel, and Lava Lounge and Crater Rim Café in Kīlauea Miltary Camp, and the food service at the KMC Bowling Alley, which is also closed.

Cooper Center Volcano Farmers Market. Photo by Julia Neal
Volcano Village Food: Free Nutrition Services
The Food Basket Food Pantries Distribution, where families can receive 14 days of food per family, Volcano location is Cooper Center at 19-4030 Wright Road Thursday, April 30 at  Call Kehau at 443-4130.


A Free Dinner for Those in Need is served at Volcano Cooper Center at 19-4030 Wright Road every Thursday, by Friends Feeding Friends, between  and 


On Call Emergency Food Pantry is open at Cooper Center Monday through Friday,  It is operated by The Food Basket. Call 808-933-6030

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