We put this page together as a resource to make it easier to find ways to support those affected by the Maui Wildfires. Dads That Cook has personally donated money to Chef Kyle Kawakami, Chef Hui, Havens and the Fairmont Kea Lani Kōkua Fund.
There are several more organizations and charities that Food&Wine recommends that are also giving direct aid to locals listed below.
Chef Kyle Kawakami - Owner of Maui Fresh Streatery, Maui's premier food truck! Featured on Diner's, Drive-In's & Dives with Guy Fieri & Dads That Cook.
Chef Kyle is supporting the local community and serving up meals to those in need. He's part of the "Pay It Forward Kokua Meals Initiative"
100% of your support goes to feeding the community.
Follow Kyle on InstaGram @mauifreshstreatery
Venmo @Kyle-Kawakami-1 to give your donation.
Maui Relief Fund
Donations made here are 100% tax deductible and will be used to support our restaurant and hospitality industry workers and feed people in Hawai‘i. All funds donated here will be used by people in Hawai‘i for people in Hawai‘i.
Havens with Chef Zach Sato
Chef Zach Sato is the leading force behind the safe Havens drive and commitment to providing 500 meals a day to our Maui community. Zach has been working with a team of volunteers to source, process and prep meals daily at our havens kitchen’s. It costs approximately $1500/day to provide the 500 meals to our local shelters. We are working with World Central Kitchen for the most efficiency in getting food where it’s needed, when it’s needed around the island. All proceeds will go directly to covering food costs, and directly into the hands of our Maui community in need. Havens restaurants Maui will provide the grade A kitchen to produce the meals for our community.
Fairmont Kea Lani Kōkua Fund to provide immediate and longer term financial assistance to our Fairmont Kea Lani colleagues and their families. This fund will support with emergency financial resources for housing, food, transportation, medical care, funeral expenses, clothing and other unanticipated costs created by the wildfires and subsequent economic impact. Any funds remaining after our employees have been supported will be distributed to the Maui Community through the Hawai’i Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund and other local organizations responding to the Maui wildfires.
World Central Kitchen
WCK representatives are currently distributing food to first responders on the ground. They are now visiting rural areas of Maui and the Big Island, identifying needs for meals. They have partnered with local chefs to prepare these meals.
These charities are giving direct aid to locals. Here's how to donate.