Maui Farm to Kupuna Programs

YES! Letʻs get some farm fresh food to our kupuna!!

1. Seniors Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)

The Seniors Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides low-income seniors with eligible fresh produce with the goal of improving their health and nutritional status. Each SFMNP participant will receive a book of coupons worth $50.00 (ten $5.00 coupons) to exchange for fresh, nutritious, and unprocessed locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, and honey from an authorized farmer, farmers’ market, or roadside stand (outlet).

Applications for the SFMNP are available here or from the MEO planning and coordinating council senior coordinator Zilpah Kaimiola at or at 243-4313.

Click here to download the application.

2. Maui Food Bank

They offer two great programs for seniors.

1. Senior Mobile Pantry

Senior Mobile Pantry is a delivery service to the Hale Mahaolu Senior Residences in Maui County.  A variety of food including fresh produce is delivered monthly to seniors assuring that they have nutritious supplemental food resources.

2. Senior Food Box

Commodity Supplemental Food Program – CSFP

Kupuna (elders) Only Shopping Times

Contact stores or check websites or Facebook for any updates.

Costco: Senior hour from 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, including pharmacy; regular hours for food court.

Down to Earth: Senior hour (60+ and people with preexisting medical conditions) from 7 to 8 a.m. daily. New personal shopper program available; email and phone orders accepted. Find link to order form at Made-to-order deli items available for pickup and delivery. Info: 877-2661,


Foodland/Sack N Save/Foodland Farms: Limited hours of 6 a.m.-­ 9 p.m. daily at all stores. Kupuna Shopping Hour with 5% discount from 6 to 7 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Customers who bring in their own reusable bags will be asked to bag their own groceries so items are not touched by cashiers and courtesy clerks. Customers may purchase a paper or reusable bags if they wish to have their groceries bagged by Foodland employees.

Island Grocery Depot: Adjusted hours at Kahului store (formerly VIP Cash ‘n Carry) of 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, till 5 p.m. weekends; in Lahaina, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Senior hour (60+) from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday.

Mana Foods: Kupuna hours from 8 to 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Pukalani Superette: Senior hours (60+ and those with preexisting health conditions) are 7-8 a.m. Wednesday and 7-9 a.m. Sunday.

Safeway: Special hours for seniors and other vulnerable shoppers from opening time to 9 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

Tamura’s Market: Senior hours (60+) from 7 to 8 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Target: Early closing at 9 p.m.; first hour of shopping, including CVS pharmacy, from 7 to 8 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday is reserved for 65+, pregnant women and the vulnerable or at-risk.

Times Supermarket: First hour daily reserved for seniors and people with serious chronic medical conditions.


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