The Voice Of Leeward Oahu


St. Rita’s Church Helps the Hungry

Posted November 24, 2012 by Pat in Breaking

Father Alapaki Kim, pastor of St. Rita’s Church, is continuing to help the poor and hungry in Nanakuli. Started by Father Eli Carter 20 years ago, the program serves people from Honokai Hale to Makaha. The church offers a food pantry on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9-11 A.M. Parishioners serve a hot meal to the needy every last Thursday of the month at the church. Volunteers cook, donate, and serve the lunch meals to anyone who comes. The majority of the people who attend are the homeless who live across the church at the beaches. They can receive donations of clothes and other personal necessities along with the hot meal.

St. Rita’s Church
89-318 Farrington Highway
Waianae, Hawaii 96792
(808) 668-7833

About the Author


Pat Pang (Nozaki) is a retired DOE secondary school teacher who taught school in Waianae for almost 40 years. She has served the community as a member of the Waianae Neighborhood Board and as a delegate to the 1978 Hawaii State Constitutional Convention. She was raised on the Nanakuli Hawaiian Homestead and resided in Waianae during her years as a teacher.


Be the first to comment!

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.