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Hometown Hero - Hungry Homeless Heroes

Hometown Hero Week 13 Winner - Hungry Homeless Heroes - Steve Calkins and Brad Kukral

Congratulations to our Hometown Hero week 13 winners, Steve Calkins and Brad Kukral! Steve and Brad saw a need to feed people and started Hungry Homeless Heroes cooking out of their own apartment at the beginning of the pandemic. Now, along with countless volunteers (including many homeless individuals), they deliver meals to hundreds of homeless guests throughout Maui each day. Their mission is to recognize, validate, and enhance the dignity of everyone experiencing homelessness.

Thank you Steve and Brad for the dedication you have shown to our community. Through your generosity and selfless acts of giving we are reminded of the importance of compassion for others and that true aloha spirit lives on in Maui County, even through the toughest times. You are both real life heroes and we are forever grateful.

Click here to listen to Steve and Brad's interview on Kiss 99.9 FM - The Morning Kiss.


If you would like to honor someone who has demonstrated outstanding service, giving, compassion or other service to the community, submit your nomination at

A partnership with Maui Health and Pacific Media Group, a Hometown Hero is chosen and recognized each week on 99.9 KISS FM - The Morning Kiss, and online. Each winner also receives $50 worth of gift cards!