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Grab-and-Go school meals to be extended at select schools during transition to summer feeding program

19-May-2020

The Grab-and-Go school meals program will be extended at select meal sites beyond the end of the school year on May 28 during the transition to the summer feeding program.

Some Grab-and-Go meal locations will be closing for the summer break after May 28. Click here for an updated list of meal locations.


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The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) Grab-and-Go school meals program will be extended at select meal sites for an extra four days beyond the end of the school year on May 28 and transition to the summer meal program which runs through July 17. The schools below will provide meals to children 18 years or younger, free of charge, regardless of eligibility for free or reduced price meals. 

On May 29, some distribution sites will stop serving meals during the summer break. Kauai school sites will stop serving on May 29 and restart on Jun. 8. Sponsor sites at public agencies, churches and nonprofit organizations are serving meals to children at additional locations in communities to support keiki. 

“The Grab-and-Go program has been an incredible support for our children and their families during this time of economic uncertainty and we thank our dedicated cafeteria workers, staff and administrators who have worked tirelessly to keep the daily meal distributions running smoothly,” Superintendent Dr. Christina Kishimoto said. “As we transition to the summer break, many of our 10-month employees will not be available to staff current sites, but partner organizations will be stepping forward to keep summer meals available at other sites in our communities.”

Parents are urged to check the new SSO school distribution list below, as the Grab-and-Go sites they currently visit may be closing. Meal distribution at SSO sites will continue to provide grab-and-go servings in walk-up and drive-thru lines. Dine-in options will not be available. All children ages 18 and younger can receive one school breakfast and one lunch daily. Children do not have to be enrolled at the school distribution site and do not have to be public school students.

For special diet accommodations, please send an email to ​specialdiets@k12.hi.us​ with as much detail as possible. 

Parents may pick up student meals without their child(ren) present but must provide one of the following verification documents:

  • Official letter or email from school listing child(ren) enrolled.

  • Recent student report card(s).

  • Attendance record(s) from parent portals of school websites.

  • Birth certificate(s) of child(ren).

  • Student ID card(s).

  • Driver’s permit/license(s) for high school students.

  • State-issued ID of the student.

Most sites will serve breakfast and lunch while others will offer lunch only (indicated in list below). Breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 8 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to noon.

The locations above will be updated as new sites begin service. Click here for the latest updated information.


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