Public Schools Offering Summer Meals to All Children 18 and Younger

The Hawai’i State Department of Education (HIDOE) announces that 68 public schools will serve meals through its summer food service program, Seamless Summer Option (SSO). Beginning in early June,...

The Hawai’i State Department of Education (HIDOE) announces that 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. Breakfast and lunch meals will be served at select locations Monday through Friday, except June 11 (King Kamehameha Day) and July 4 (Independence Day).

Click here to view the full list of schools. Please note: Schedules are subject to change at the discretion of the schools, without notice. Parents are encouraged to call their child’s school directly to find out the specific dates and 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, 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.”

Hawai’i Island:
• Hilo High

• Hilo High/Ke Kula O Nawahi PCS

• Hilo Intermediate

• Honokaa High & Intermediate

• Kea’au Elementary

• Kea’au High

• Kea’au Middle

• Kealakehe High

• Kealakehe Intermediate

• Keaukaha Elementary

• Kohala Elementary

• Kohala High

• Kohala Middle

• Mountain View Elementary

• Na’alehu Elementary

• Waiākea High

• Waiākea Intermediate

• Waimea Elementary

O’ahu:
• Aiea Elementary

• Anuenue

• Castle High

• Dole Middle

• Ewa Elementary

• Ewa Beach Elementary

• Farrington High

• Fern Elementary

• Hauula Elementary

• Heeia Elementary

• Ilima Intermediate

• Ka’ala Elementary

• Kaewai Elementary

• Kahalu’u Elementary

• Kahuku Elementary

• Kahuku High & Intermediate

• Kailua Elementary

• Kaimiloa Elementary

• Kaimuki High

• Kalihi Waena Elementary

• Kaneohe Elementary

• Kapunahala Elementary

• King Intermediate

• Kipapa Elementary

• Kuhio Elementary

• Laie Elementary

• Lanakila Elementary

• Leihoku Elementary

• Linapuni Elementary

• Makaha Elementary

• Mauka Lani Elementary

• Nanaikapono Elementary

• Nanakuli Elementary

• Nanakuli High & Intermediate

• Pearl City Elementary

• Pohakea Elementary

• Pope Elementary

• Puohala Elementary

• Roosevelt High

• Waialua Elementary

• Waimanalo Elementary

• Waianae Intermediate

Kaua’i:
• Kapa’a Elementary

• Kekaha Elementary

Maui:
• Hana High & Elementary

• Kahului Elementary

• Lihikai Elementary

• Waihee Elementary

• Wailuku Elementary

Moloka’i:

The Seamless Summer Option is an equal opportunity provider. For more information, log onto: https://www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp/seamless-summer-and-other-options-schools.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

fax: (202) 690-7442; or

 

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