Summer food service program helps fill hunger gap

21-Jan-2016

Schools, nonprofit groups and agencies can apply to serve summer meals. ​The U.S. Department of Agriculture offers the Summer Food Service Program to help feed students over the summer break.

​​​HONOLULU - Children in low-income communities are eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals during the school year through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. However, the programs end when school lets out for the summer.  

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) helps fill the hunger gap. During the summer months, SFSP provides nutritious meals that help children to learn, play, and grow. 

Schools, public agencies, and private nonprofit organizations may apply to be SFSP sponsors. Sponsoring organizations receive reimbursements for serving healthy meals and snacks at approved sites to children and teenagers (18 years and younger). Sponsors are encouraged to provide educational or recreational activities.

For more information about SFSP, contact Jennifer Dang at Hawaii Child Nutrition Programs at 587-3600. 


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Statement of Non-Discrimination: 

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.​

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, and disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director of Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington DC 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (voice), (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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 256 schools and 34 charter schools, and serves more than 180,000 students.  King Kamehameha III established Hawaii’s public school system in 1840. 

Contact Information

Donalyn Dela Cruz

Phone: 808-586-3232

Email: donalyn_dela_cruz@hawaiidoe.org

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