Maui Coronavirus Updates

West Maui Food Distribution, Thursday, April 16 at 10 a.m.

April 15, 2020, 7:53 PM HST
* Updated April 15, 8:04 PM
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West Maui food distribution takes place on Thursday, April 16, at the same site that was used for the Drive Through testing on Wednesday.

County crews will be distributing an estimated 300 bags of food to individuals in need that are impacted by COVID-19 in West Maui. Bags will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.

“We are working tirelessly to provide essentials countywide to those who have been impacted by COVID-19,” said Maui Mayor Michael Victorino. “Please be courteous and allow those who have lost jobs and income to receive these donations, so they can feed their families during this difficult time.”

The distribution will start at 10 a.m. and will take place along Honoapiʻilani Highway, beginning near Launiupoko Beach Park.

Access to the distribution will be on Honoapiʻilani Highway eastbound fronting Launiupoko Beach Park. The portion of the highway between Kai Hele Kū Street and the bypass connection will be closed to traffic in both directions.

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Traffic impacts are expected between Puamana Beach Park and Launiupoko Beach Park. Motorists not attending the distribution should avoid the area and use the Lahaina Bypass.

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Entrance will not be allowed from Kai Hele Kū Street.

Vehicles will enter the distribution site on Honoapiʻilani Highway. Vehicles will exit onto the Lahaina Bypass via Kai Hele Kū Street.

The mayor extended a special mahalo to: Safety Systems, VIP Foodservice, Matson, Maui Chemical, Miyake Concrete, Maui Disposal, Maui Lani Golf and the State Department of Transportation. He also thanked: County of Maui workers, including the Maui Police Department, Public Works and Parks and Recreation divisions.

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The first food distribution took place in Pukalani on March 30. Food distributions for Central Maui and South Maui took place on Thursday, April 9. More than 1,300 bags of food have been distributed to residents to date.

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