Public Schools Offering Meals to Children 18 and Under

The Hawai’i Department of Education announced that 68 public schools, including 6 on the Wai’anae Coast, will be offering summer meals to children 18 and under as part of the Seamless Summer Option.

The following is a list of participating Wai’anae Coast schools:

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The following is an excerpt from the HIDOE press release:

Public schools offering summer meals to all children 18 and younger

HONOLULU –The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) today announced 68 public schools will serve meals through its summer food service program, Seamless Summer Option (SSO).

Beginning in early June, the SSO program will be available at public schools around the state free of charge to all children 18 years and under. Meals will be served at select locations Monday through Friday, except June 10 and July 4. (One school, Keaukaha El, also will not be serving on Mondays.) Most schools will serve breakfast and lunch.

View the full list of schools here. Please call your school directly if the start and end dates for the program aren’t listed, and to find out the specific times for meal service.

SSO is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and was established to ensure that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals during the summer. An eligible school must have 50 percent or more of its regular enrolled students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunches and some type of summer program on campus. However, meal recipients do not have to be enrolled in those classes to be served.

“Summer is a time that can be a gap period where some students miss out on meals,” said Dann Carlson, assistant superintendent of the Office of School Facilities and Support Services. “We are grateful that so many schools stepped forward this year to participate in the program and provide their students and other children the opportunity to receive meals.”

 

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