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By News Release @ 3:35 AM :: 425 Views :: Education K-12

83 public schools to offer summer meals to children ages 18 and younger

Beginning in early June, the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) program will serve meals at select schools Monday through Friday, excluding state holidays, to ensure that children continue to receive balanced nutrition during the summer break.

News Release from Hawaii DoE, 27-May-2022

The Hawaiʻi State Department of Education (HIDOE) announced today that 83 public schools will serve meals free of charge over the summer to children ages 18 years and younger, regardless of public school enrollment status, through its summer food service program.

Beginning in early June the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) program will serve meals at select schools Monday through Friday, with the exception of June 10 (King Kamehameha Day) and July 4 (Independence Day). SSO is funded by the U.S.Department of Agriculture (USDA) and was established to ensure that children continue to receive nutritious meals during the summer. 

“Good nutrition is vital to the health and development of our growing keiki and summer food service programs help to ensure that meals are available for all school-aged children during the summer break," Superintendent Keith Hayashi said. "We encourage our parents to make these meals part of your child's summer schedules to give them balanced and nutritious options. We thank our devoted cafeteria staff and administrators and our federal partners for making this program possible each year."

Schools can opt to serve breakfast only, lunch only, or both meals. Parents should view serving locations and times below or call their nearest participating school directly for more details (scroll right for times). 

Please note: Summer meals will no longer be offered in "Grab & Go" containers and will return to on-campus dining only, the standard format used prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meal recipients do not have to be enrolled at a participating school to be served, and meals will consist of solid foods. For special diet accommodations, please email specialdiets@k12.hi.us with as much detail as possible.

Schools eligible for the SSO program must have 50% or more of its regularly enrolled students qualified for free or reduced-price lunches and some type of summer program on campus. 

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS 

OAHU  

  • Anuenue School
  • August Ahrens El.  
  • Ben Parker El.  
  • Blanche Pope El.    
  • Dole Middle  
  • Ewa Makai Middle  
  • Farrington High
  • Fern El.  
  • Hauula El.    
  • Hawaii School for the Deaf and the Blind (closed site) 
  • Heeia El.  
  • Hokulani El.    
  • Iliahi El.  
  • Kaala El.  
  • Kaewai El.    
  • Kahaluu El.    
  • Kahuku El.    
  • Kahuku High & Inter.
  • Kailua High
  • Kaimuki High  
  • Kalakaua Middle
  • Kalihi El.  
  • Kalihi Waena El.  
  • Kaneohe El.    
  • Kapalama El.  
  • Kapolei High  
  • Kapunahala El.  
  • Kauluwela El.  
  • King Inter.
  • Kuhio El.  
  • Laie El.  
  • Leihoku El.    
  • Maemae El.    
  • Maili El.  
  • Makaha El.    
  • Nanaikapono El.  
  • Nanakuli El.    
  • Nanakuli High & Inter.
  • Palolo El.    
  • Pearl City El.    
  • Princess Ruth Keelikolani Middle 
  • Puohala El.    
  • Puuhale El.    
  • Roosevelt High
  • Stevenson Middle
  • Waialua High & Inter.
  • Waianae El.  
  • Waianae Inter.
  • Waianae High
  • Waimanalo El. & Inter.
  • Wheeler El.  
  • Wheeler Middle 

HAWAII

  • De Silva El.  
  • Hilo High
  • Honokaa High & Inter.
  • Kau High & Pahala Inter. 
  • Kalanianaole Elementary & Inter.
  • Kaumana El.  
  • Keaau El.  
  • Keaau High
  • Keaau Middle
  • Kealakehe High
  • Keaukaha El.   
  • Keonepoko El.   
  • Kohala El.  
  • Kohala High
  • Kohala Middle
  • Mountain View El.   
  • Naalehu El. & Inter.
  • Pahoa High & Inter.
  • Waiakea High
  • Waiakea Inter.
  • Waimea El.   

KAUAI

  • Kapaa El.  
  • Kekaha El.  
  • King Kaumualii El.   

MAUI

  • Kalama El.  
  • Kihei El.  
  • King Kekaulike High
  • Lokelani Inter. 

MOLOKAI

  • Kaunakakai El.   
  • Molokai Middle
  • Molokai High

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