Summer Food Service Program to provide meals for children at 115 community sites

07-Jun-2023

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program will be providing children with free meals during the summer months in low-income communities statewide.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) will be serving meals to children ages 18 and younger at 115 community sites across the islands in partnership with sponsor organizations during the summer months. These sites will bolster efforts by the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education which is currently serving meals free of charge to keiki 18 and younger at 86 school locations on Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, Maui and the Big Island through its Seamless Summer Option (SSO) program.

Both the SFSP and the SSO programs provide nutritious meals that help children to learn, play, and grow during the summer break when many schools are not in session. Schools, public agencies, churches and private nonprofit organizations participating in the SFSP will receive reimbursements for serving healthy meals and snacks at approved sites to children and teenagers.

Last year, during the summer of 2022, meals were served 83 school locations and at 93 non-HIDOE locations throughout the state, including locations at public charter schools, nonprofit organizations, preschools, churches, parks, and housing facilities.

Non-school sites are listed below. Scroll right for additional site details and times. "Closed" sites require pre-registration. Please call the sponsoring organization in advance to sign up.

For more information about SFSP, contact Daniel Sutcharitkul at the Hawaiʻi Child Nutrition Programs at (808) 587-3600 or via email at Daniel.Sutcharitkul@k12.hi.us.

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