Community Eligibility Provision Pilot Program

Hawaii public schools are piloting a food program to provide free meals to all students at select campuses, charter schools included.

The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) has expanded a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program to allow all students at those schools to receive free meal service. The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) allows a school district, a group of schools or a single school to serve free meals to everyone even if they do not qualify for the free or reduced-price lunch reimbursement.​​​ The pilot program has expanded annually:

  • SY 14-15: 15 charter schools/sites 
  • SY 15-16: 18 charter schools/sites, 7 DOE schools 
  • SY 16-17: 16 charter schools/sites, 30 DOE schools 
  • SY 17-18: 16 charter schools/sites, 52 DOE schools 
  • SY 18-19 & 19-20: 15 charter schools/sites, 52 DOE schools 

Students who attend schools that are not in the pilot program can apply for free or reduced-price lunch​ through the National School Lunch Program.​

Program Benefits:

  • Students: Access to free nutritious meals for all students, no stigma, and less time spent in cashier lines and more time to eat nutritious meals
  • Parents/Administrators: No more worrying about individual student accounts and no collection of money
  • School staff: Streamlined meal service operation and more time for students to consume their food

Participating schools

​Oahu

  • Aiea El.
  • Central Middle
  • Dole Middle
  • Fern El.
  • Jarrett Middle
  • Kaala El.
  • Kaewai El.
  • Kahaluu El.
  • Kaiulani El.
  • Kalihi El.
  • Kamaile Academy
  • Kauluwela El.
  • Leihoku El.
  • Linapuni El.
  • Maili El.
  • Makaha El.
  • Nanaikapono El.
  • Nanakuli El.
  • Nanakuli High & Intermediate
  • Olomana School
  • Palolo El.
  • Pope El.
  • Puuhale El.
  • Waipahu El.
  • Waianae El.
  • Waianae High
  • Waianae Middle
  • Waimanalo El. & Intermediate

Kauai

  • Kekaha El.
  • Ke Kula Niihau O Kekaha Learning Center PCS

Lanai

  • Lanai High & El.

​Hawaii Island

  • Chiefess Kapiolani El.
  • Connections PCS
  • Hawaii Academy of Arts & Sciences
  • Hilo Union El.
  • Honaunau El.
  • Hookena El.
  • Kalanianaole El. & Inter.
  • Kau High & Pahala El.
  • Ke Ana La’ahana PCS
  • Keaukaha El.
  • Keaau El.
  • Keaau High
  • Keaau Middle
  • Keonepoko El.
  • Ke Kula O Ehunuikaimalino
  • Kua O Ka La 
  • Laupahoehoe Community PCS
  • Mountain View El.
  • Naalehu El.
  • Na Wai Ola PCS
  • Pahoa El.
  • Pahoa High
  • Waimea El.
  • Waimea Middle PCS
  • Volcano School for Arts & Sciences PCS

Maui

  • Hana High & El.

Molokai

  • Kaunakakai El. 
  • Kilohana El. 
  • Kualapu’u PCS
  • Maunaloa El. 
  • Molokai Middle 
  • Molokai High

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