Public schools offering summer meals to all children 18 and younger

27-May-2016

Seamless Summer Option (SSO) is a federal program that supports children with food service when the school system is out for the regular school year. Most schools are serving breakfast and lunch. Call your nearest school for service times.

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​​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.”

List of schools

OAHU

  • Anuenue
  • Dole Middle
  • Farrington High
  • Fern El
  • Jarrett Middle
  • Kaimuki High
  • Kalakaua Middle
  • Kalihi El
  • Kalihi Waena El
  • Kawananakoa Middle
  • Lanakila El
  • Linapuni El
  • Puuhale El
  • Roosevelt High
  • Aiea El
  • Kaala El
  • Waialua El
  • Campbell High
  • Ewa Beach El
  • Makaha El
  • Nanikapono El
  • Nanakuli El
  • Nanakuli High/Inter
  • Pearl City El
  • Pohakea El
  • Waianae High
  • Waianae Inter
  • Kaimiloa El
  • Kapolei El
  • Mauka Lani El
  • Castle High
  • Hau'ula El
  • Heeia El
  • Kahaluu El
  • Kahuku High & Inter
  • Kailua El
  • Kaneohe El
  • Laie El
  • Parker El
  • Pope El
  • Kahuku El

HAWAII ISLAND

  • Keaau El
  • Mountain View El​
  • Hilo High
  • Hilo High/Ke Kula O Nawahi PCS
  • Hilo Inter
  • Honoka'a High/Inter
  • Kohala Middle
  • Keaau Middle
  • Keaukaha El (no Mondays)
  • Kohala El and Kohala High​
  • Waiakea El
  • Waiakea Inter
  • Waimea El
  • Kealakehe El
  • Waiakea High
  • Kealakehe High

MAUI

  • Haiku El
  • Hana High/El
  • Kahului El
  • Lihikai El
  • Kalama Inter
  • Waihee El
  • Wailuku El
  • Pukalani El

MOLOKAI

  • Kaunakakai El
  • Molokai High

KAUAI

  • Kapaa El

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

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, disability, age, 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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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:

  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email: program.intake@usda.gov.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Contact Information

Donalyn Dela Cruz

Phone: 808-586-3232

Email: donalyn_dela_cruz@hawaiidoe.org

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