Bruno Mars Thanksgiving Meal Vouchers to be Given Statewide

November 19, 2018, 4:59 PM HST (Updated November 23, 2018, 3:03 PM)

The Salvation Army will be handing out approximately 5,000 Thanksgiving holiday meals through annual meal events at locations statewide from Hanapepe to Honoka‘a, including the 48th annual Thanksgiving Meal at Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall in Honolulu for approximately 2,000 guests.

Thanks to the previously announced donation from Hawai‘i-born superstar Bruno Mars, an additional 24,000 individuals across the state will receive Thanksgiving holiday meals via a voucher program through The Salvation Army’s Corps in Hawai‘i. Bruno Mars is not attending any of the Thanksgiving meal functions listed below.

“With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, we wanted to highlight our annual Thanksgiving meal events by island,” said Major Jeff Martin, divisional leader for The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands. “And, thanks to the generosity of Hawai‘i’s own Bruno Mars, we will be able to provide an additional 24,000 individuals with Thanksgiving holiday meals through our ‘Share a Holiday Feast’ partnership with Foodland.”

“Our hardworking Corps officers, staff and volunteers will distribute the ‘Share a Holiday Feast’ vouchers to families, allowing us to now reach more families across the state through our outreach programs,” said Martin. “We encourage those in need of a meal who can’t attend our annual events, please reach out to The Salvation Army Corps in their community. A complete list of locations can be found online. And, those on O‘ahu may contact The Salvation Army Family Services Office at (808) 841-5565. We also partner with other social service agencies as well and they can direct clients to our Corps. And, Aloha United Way’s 211 is always a valuable resource.”




Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018
Aunt Sally Kaleohano’s Luau Hale
799 Pi‘ilani St, Hilo
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018
Jackie Rey’s Ohana Grill
75-5995 Kuakini Highway Kailua-Kona
10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sign up at The Salvation Army Kona Corps or at Jackie Rey’s Ohana Grill. Delivery of plate lunches for elderly and shut ins are also available. Call (808) 326-2330 to request a meal to be delivered.

North Hawai‘i Island
Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018
Each year, The Salvation Army Honoka‘a Corps delivers Thanksgiving meals to those in need in North Hawaii Island with the help of local community partners and volunteers. To receive a meal this Thanksgiving, please contact The Salvation Army Honoka‘a Corps at (808) 333-1248.


Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018
The Salvation Army Hanapepe Corps
4465 Puolo Road, Hanapepe,
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018
LĪhue Convention Center
4101-4173 Hardy Street
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018
Neal S. Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018
University of Hawai‘i Maui College
Pa‘ina Cafeteria Dining Room
310 W Ka‘ahumanu Ave, Kahului,
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.



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