Department announces 2014 summer food service program

05-Jun-2014

The Department is announcing its locations for the summer food service program, Seamless Summer Option (SSO). Beginning in early June, the SSO will be available at 59 public schools without charge to all children 18 years and under. Meals will be served at select locations Monday through Friday (except June 11 and July 4).

​HONOLULU –The Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) is announcing its locations for the summer food service program, Seamless Summer Option (SSO). Beginning in early June, the SSO will be available at 59 public schools without charge to all children 18 years and under. Meals will be served at select locations Monday through Friday (except June 11 and July 4).

Use the interactive map below for SSO locations in Hawaii. Click the dots for school name, phone number, and meal service times.

The SSO is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and was established to ensure that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. 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, but meal recipients do not have to be enrolled in those programs.

“It’s our honor and privilege to continue serving families during the summer with nutritious meals that meet federal guidelines,” says Ray L’Heureux, assistant superintendent for school facilities and support services.

The Seamless Summer Option is an equal opportunity provider. For more information, log onto www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp.

The USDA prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all of part of an individual’s income derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department (not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities).

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter by mail to U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or e-mail at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

About the Hawaii State Department of Education
The Hawaii State Department of Education is the ninth-largest U.S. school district and the only statewide educational system in the country. It is comprised of 255 schools and 33 charter schools, and serves more than 185,000 students. King Kamehameha III established Hawaii’s public school system in 1840. The DOE is in the midst of a range of historic efforts to transform its public education system to ensure graduates succeed in college, career or community. View our milestones in transformation since 2010.

Contact Information

Donalyn Dela Cruz

Phone: 808-586-3232

Email: doe_info@hawaiidoe.org

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