HONOLULU - The Hawaii Department of Education announced today its locations for the Seamless Summer Program (SSP) to provide free meals to children will be available at 42 public schools statewide.
Beginning in early June, SSP will be available at the designated schools without charge to all children 18 years and under. Meals will be served at select locations Monday through Friday, from June 8 to July 17, 2015. SSP is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and was established to ensure that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session.
Since meal location, service dates and times vary, a list is included along with the schools' phone numbers.
"We encourage families to take advantage of the opportunities to ensure their children have nutritious meals our schools can help provide," said Dann Carlson, assistant superintendent of the Office of School Facilities and Support Services. "Your child does not have to be enrolled in school to be served a meal. Contact the school in your area to help us prepare for the food service."
The Seamless Summer Program is an equal opportunity provider. For more information about the program, log onto https://www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp/summer-food-service-program.
USDA prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and, where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at
http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities and wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).
Persons with disabilities, who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above on how to contact us by mail directly or by email. If you require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.