Food Assistance

Food Assistance for Military Families

It is estimated that more than 25% of active-duty military families and 10% of veteran families in our area need assistance with food.

The ASYMCA Marketplace helps to combat this issue in the community we serve. This program helps military families worry less about food and focus on mission readiness.

Program Overview

The ASYMCA Marketplace provides no-cost food assistance to active duty, guard, and reserve service members and their dependents in need of food assistance. DoD-contracted civilians who are employed with DoD support programs may access the ASYMCA Marketplaces on behalf of service members.

  • To access the ASYMCA Marketplace, please visit one of the locations listed below during business hours.
  • Appointments are available and walk-ins are welcome.
  • Proof of military affiliation is required to access the Pantry.

Hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 3:00pm at all ASYMCA Hawai`i locations. No appointment is necessary. If you need to visit outside of these hours, please let us know. We’re happy to make arrangements with you.

A valid military ID is required at pick-up.


Find a Location

100 McChord Street, Building 1859
JBPHH, HI 96853

1262 Santos Dumont
Wahiawa, Hawaii 96786

455 Bingham Way,
Kailua, HI 96734


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ASYMCA Marketplace also hosts its monthly `Ohana Open Market, a community food distribution event, at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Wheeler Army Airfield, and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

• `Ohana Open Market at MCBH usually on the second Monday of every month

  • January  22, February 12, March 11, April 8, May 14, June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, October 15, November 12, December 9.

• `Ohana Open Market hosted by WAAF usually on the fourth Monday on Schofield at 241 Hewitt Street

  • January 22, February 26, March 25, April 22, May 20, June 24, July 22, August 26, September 23, October 28, November 25, December 16.

• `Ohana Open Market at JBPHH usually on the fourth Wednesday of every month

  • January 24, February 28, March 27, April 24, May 22, June 26, July 24, August 28, September 25, October 23, November 27, December 11.

`Ohana Open Markets are open to all (no rank restrictions) military (active, reserves, retired) and DOD families. Remember to bring your military or DoD IDs.

`Ohana Open Market dates and times may change. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram (@ASYMCAHawaii) or call the branch closest to you for our latest updates.