KEY Project’s COVID-19 Response

Due to COVID-19, the use of our facilities and programs at KEY Project are temporarily closed. However, KEY Project continues to be a vital community resource center that provides critical support for our most vulnerable populations. During these uncertain times we continue to offer stability and support to our community with distribution of prepared meals and food supplies, as well as serve as a community resilience hub collecting donated PPE from the community, to distribute to our social service organizations who work with homeless, domestic violence, and mental and behavioral health populations.

Since KEY Project opened to serve members of the Ko’olaupoko community, KEY has established meaningful relationships with partner organizations, philanthropic funders, governmental agencies and others to extend our reach to create opportunities and support for our community – keiki to kūpuna. We are grateful to our network partners KEY continues to work with to enable us to continue to serve you during this time.

While we continue to serve the community in this capacity, we are reminded of our history and progress in reinvigorating our network and influence to support food cultivation and security for Koʻolaupoko and beyond. We are united in the notion that “we are better together” and that we will overcome these trying times.

Below is information about specific resources you can access at KEY Project.

Prepared Meal Drive-Thru at KEY Project

Network Partners: KUPU – Culinary Arts Program, Aloha Harvest, H.K. Castle Foundation, Zilber Family Foundation, Minami Foundation, Consuelo Foundation, Office of Hawaiian Affairs

KEY Project staff will distribute prepared meals Monday thru Friday, beginning at 11:30am until food runs out. This program is tentatively available until May 30th and dependent on grant funding.

For your safety:

  • Do not show up if you have a fever, cough, or shortness or breath.
  • Please remain in your vehicle at all times.
  • Social distancing protocols will be strictly enforced.
  • We suggest you wear a mask for pick up.
  • Enter mauka driveway and exit makai driveway.

Please contact our office if you need more information at 239-5777

Food Supply Drive-Thru at KEY Project

Network Partners: Hawaii Foodbank

KEY Project staff and selected volunteers will distribute bags of pre-sorted food supplies twice a month at 1pm until supplies run out. The type of food supplies are not pre-determined and is dependent on availability of items. The offerings range from fresh fruits and vegetables, frozen proteins, dairy, canned goods, non-perishable goods, and baked goods.

Current dates scheduled for Tuesday, May 5th AND Tuesday, May 19th.

Please be prepared:

  • Food Bank reporting requirements: You will need to verbally share with us the following (1) First and Last Name (2) City you reside (3) # of adults and children in your household (4) Employed? (5) Receive government assistance?
  • Enter mauka driveway and exit makai driveway
  • Drive-thru Food Bank line will start on the Kualoa side of Waiheʻe Road until service begins.
  • We are offering walk-up service for those who do not have a vehicle on the mauka side of the KEY Project pavilion.
  • Food will be divided and sorted for an efficient grab-and-go process.

For your safety:

  • Do not show up if you have a fever, cough, or shortness of breath.
  • Please remain in your vehicle at all times.
  • Social distance protocols will be strictly enforced.
  • We suggest you wear a mask and have a space in your car designated for the food supplies.