Pa‘ina to help fund Hale Kau Kau

Doors will open for the 15th annual Hale Kau Kau Fundraiser Pa’ina in the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort and Spa’s Aulani Ballroom at 4 p.m. Saturday.

There will be live and silent auctions, a Pacific Rim-style dinner and a no-host bar. New this year will be music and dancing to the island-style and contemporary sounds of Maui band Asian Blend.

The event is a major source of funding for Hale Kau Kau’s nonprofit meal program for the hungry and homebound of South Maui, according to an announcement.

“We keep records of the meals served daily, and the total for 2013 approached 57,000,” said the Rev. Monsignor Terrence A.M. Watanabe, executive director of Hale Kau Kau and pastor of St. Theresa Church. He explained that “each evening, Hale Kau Kau serves 100-160 meals on site at the Hale Kau Kau kitchen and delivers 70-80 meals to the homebound elderly, sick and disabled of South Maui. Hale Kau Kau has been providing meals for over 22 years and has never missed a day, thanks to the help of scores of volunteers who generously give of their time and cooking talents.”

Individual tickets are $100; levels of sponsorships for tables are available from $500 to $2,000.

Tickets may be purchased during office hours at the Hale Kau Kau office, 25 W. Lipoa St. (at St. Theresa Church). Call-in and email orders will be accepted. Further information about sponsorships, advertising, donations for the auctions, and tickets for the fundraiser are available by contacting Hale Kau Kau at 875-8754 or