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Announcing a New Partnership: H&W Foodservice

Palama Settlement is excited to announce a new partnership with H&W Foodservice. H&W has created a weekly Friends & Family Sale to make grocery shopping quick and easy for anyone who prefers to stay out of crowded stores right now. Customers can order protein, frozen and dry groceries, and sanitizing products online for contactless pick up.Beginning on September 16, Palama Settlement will serve as a new H&W pick up location in town every Wednesday from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Customers can pull into Palama’s front parking lot and stay in their vehicle while H&W staff load orders into the car.

An updated list of products will be sent out to customers every Friday afternoon. To be added to the distribution list, please email Joann Bagood at Or simply browse the week’s Friends & Family Sale by scanning the QR code below with your smartphone or clicking this link. The deadline to order is every Tuesday at 12:00 PM. We look forward to seeing you next week!

Mahalo for your support!

For questions, please contact Jo Ann Bagood at (808) 682-8325 or Steve Abe at (808) 489-2097.

9 Sep

SEPTEMBER: Give Aloha at Foodland

Give Aloha, Foodland’s Annual Community Matching Gifts Program, was created in 1999 to honor Foodland’s founder, Maurice J. “Sully” Sullivan and continue his legacy of giving back to the community. Each year, Foodland contributes more than $250,000 to match customer donations for all organizations combined. Since the program began in 1999, a total of more than $32.7 million has been raised for Hawaii’s charities.

During the month of September, customers can support Palama Settlement by making a gift at check out or when placing an online order for pick up or delivery. Just use your Maika’i card and mention Palama Settlement by ID #77256. Gifts will be matched in part by Foodland and the Western Union Foundation. This is a quick and easy way to support our agency!

For more information, please click here to visit Foodland’s site or email Leah Lee at

31 Aug

All On-Campus, In-Person Activities POSTPONED Until Further Notice

Palama Settlement’s campus is closed to the public until further notice, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. This includes all Senior Program activities, access to our pool and Leland Blackfield Youth Activity Center, Ho`opa`a Kakou After School Program, and all team sports through the Pakolea Program. The safety of our program participants, clients, and staff is most important to us. We will keep our website updated and more information is always available by calling our main line at (808) 845-3945.

The one service that is not suspended is our Emergency Food Pantry. We welcome clients from anywhere on Oahu. Pickups are contact-less to protect our clients as well as our staff. Please wear a mask and stay in your car when stopping by campus to pick up your food distribution. To make an appointment with our food pantry, call (808) 848-2528 or (808) 848-2529.

Mahalo for your understanding and cooperation. Stay safe!

17 Aug

Kahala Nui supports Palama Settlement’s COVID-19 efforts



Kahala Nui recently made an incredible donation of $253,540 through Aloha United Way to support a number of local organizations’ COVID-19 response efforts. Palama Settlement is one of the recipients of this money, which will go to support our emergency food pantry, pantry deliveries to kupuna, and grab-and-go keiki suppers during the COVID-19 stay-home order. Kahala Nui has been a longtime supporter of our organization, donating hundreds of care bags to Palama each holiday season filled with canned goods and home and hygiene products, which we distribute to homebound kupuna in Kalihi-Palama. We are incredibly grateful for Kahala Nui’s inspiring sense of philanthropy and community and are humbled to receive funding that will allow us to continue our pandemic response efforts for the vulnerable.

Mahalo, Kahala Nui!

Link to the KITV news story here.

27 Apr

ANNOUNCEMENT: Free Suppers for Keiki at Palama Settlement Starting April 13

UPDATE: Beginning April 13, Palama Settlement will no longer be serving grab-and-go lunches for keiki. Likelike Elementary will be serving breakfast from 7:30-8:00 AM and lunch from 11:30-12:00 PM for all keiki and youth under 18 years. All other lunch sites listed below will continue to serve lunches, too. On April 13, Palama will begin serving grab-and-go suppers from 3:30-4:30 PM to ensure there is breakfast, lunch, AND dinner available to children. Pick up will be the same as lunches – please park in Palama’s front parking lot off N. Vineyard Boulevard and a staff member will bring the meals out to your car.

To view the press release, please click here.

24 Mar

ANNOUNCEMENT: Senior Program Suspended Until Fall

The Palama Settlement Senior Program is suspended for the rest of the semester due to concerns about COVID-19. Activities will resume in the fall. Please check back on our website for information about registration and classes in August.

The health and well-being of our kupuna is our priority. We strongly encourage all our senior program participants to protect themselves against COVID-19 by avoiding close contact with others and maintaining good personal hygiene.

Information about the virus and recommendations for seniors are available via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at

16 Mar

A Message From Our Executive Director Regarding COVID-19

Click here to view a PDF version.

13 Mar

Servco donates $22,000 to Palama Settlement

February 6, 2020 – Servco presented Palama Settlement with a $22,000 check today, raised from 2019 sales of the limited edition Toyota Sport Bag, which launched last year in celebration of Servco’s 100th anniversary. The bags were sold in Servco’s parts shops and were a thank you gift with new car purchases.

Back in the 1960s, Tom Fukunaga saw children at Palama Settlement carrying their baseball gear to a game without any bags. Determined to help Hawaii’s disadvantaged youth, the second-generation Servco president created a program to provide free sport bags to community athletic teams. The Toyota Sport Bag was a hit and, by the early 1980s, Servco was giving away tens of thousands of bags a year. The bag went through several iterations, turning each version into a collector’s item, especially once the program was discontinued in the early 1990s.

In honor of Servco’s 100th anniversary, the company created a replica of the beloved Toyota bag. All profits from the sale of each bag were donated to Palama Settlement on Oahu and Big Brothers Big Sisters on the Neighbor Islands.

Palama Settlement is so grateful for Servco’s longstanding support. The generous contribution will go to support programs that serve keiki and kupuna in the Kalihi community – including the Pakolea youth athletic program, which first inspired the Sport Bag and is still going strong today.

6 Feb

DECEMBER 13: Annual Community Holiday Event

Join Palama Settlement for its annual Community Holiday Event! Bring your family for refreshments, live entertainment, and lucky drawing prize giveaways. All children will have a photo opportunity with Santa and receive a gift, thanks to Toys for Tots. This event is free and open to the public.

To see photos from previous years, click here.

8 Dec

Palama Settlement Volunteers Featured in MidWeek Good Neighbor Column

Dedicated Palama Settlement volunteers Shelly and Reid Shimabukuro were featured in the October 2, 2019 MidWeek Good Neighbor Column. In addition to helping with the Pakolea football program as mentioned in the article, Shelly and Reid and their children have helped serve Keiki Thanksgiving Dinner, cook hot dogs for the annual community Holiday Event, and participate in campus beautification projects.  Palama is grateful to have volunteers like Shelly and Reid support its programs and help to make their community a better place.

If you are interested in getting involved with Palama Settlement, let us know!

9 Oct