Community Eligibility Provision Program

Hawaii public schools are offering 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) enable schools that predominantly serve low-income children to offer free, nutritious school meals to all students through the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program without collecting school meal applications and regardless of household income.

The 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
  • SY 20-21: 12 charter schools/sites, 61 DOE schools
  • SY 21-22: 15 charter schools/sites, 92 DOE schools

Students who attend schools that are not in the 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.
  • Ala Wai El.
  • Anuenue School
  • Barbers Point El.
  • Central Middle
  • Dole Middle
  • Fern El.
  • Hauula El.
  • Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind
  • Honowai El.
  • Jarrett Middle
  • Kaaawa El.
  • Kaahumanu El.
  • Kaala El.
  • Kaewai El.
  • Kahaluu El.
  • Kaimuki High
  • Kaiulani El.
  • Kalakaua Middle
  • Kalihi El.
  • Kalihi Waena El.
  • Kauluwela El.
  • Kuhio El.
  • Lehua El.
  • Leihoku El.
  • Likelike El.
  • Linapuni El.
  • Lincoln El.
  • Lunalilo El.
  • Maili El.
  • Makaha El.
  • Nanaikapono El.
  • Nanakuli El.
  • Nanakuli High & Inter.
  • Olomana School
  • Palolo El.
  • Parker El.
  • Pope El.
  • Puohala El.
  • Puuhale El.
  • Wahiawa El.
  • Wahiawa Middle
  • Waiahole El.
  • Waianae El.
  • Waianae High
  • Waianae Inter.
  • Waimanalo El. & Inter.
  • Waipahu El.
  • Washington Middle
  • Ka Waihona o ka Naauao PCS
  • Kamaile Academy PCS

​Hawaii Island

  • Chiefess Kapiolani El.
  • Hilo High
  • Hilo Inter.
  • Hilo Union El.
  • Honaunau El.
  • Honokaa El.
  • Honokaa High & Inter.
  • Hookena El.
  • Kahakai El.
  • Kalanianaole El. & Inter.
  • Kau High & Pahala El.
  • Ke Kula O Ehunuikaimalino
  • Keaau El.
  • Keaau High
  • Keaau Middle
  • Kealakehe El.
  • Kealakehe Inter.
  • Keaukaha El.
  • Keonepoko El.
  • Kohala Elementary
  • Kohala Middle
  • Konawaena Elementary
  • Konawaena Middle 
  • Mountain View El.
  • Naalehu El.
  • Paauilo El. and Inter.
  • Pahoa El.
  • Pahoa High and Inter.
  • Waiakea El.
  • Waiakeawaena El.
  • Waikoloa El.
  • Waimea El.
  • Connections PCS
  • HAAS
  • Ka Umeke Kaeo PCS
  • Ke Ana Laahana PCS
  • Ke Kula Niihau O Kekaha Learning Center PCS
  • Ke Kula O Nawahiokalaniopuu Iki
  • Kua O Ka La Charter School
  • Kualapuu PCS
  • Laupahoehoe Community PCS
  • Na Wai Ola PCS
  • Volcano School of Arts & Sciences PCS
  • Waimea Middle School

Kauai

  • Kapaa El.
  • Kekaha El.
  • Koloa El.
  • Waimea Canyon Middle

Molokai

  • Kaunakakai El. 
  • Kilohana El. 
  • Maunaloa El. 
  • Molokai High
  • Molokai Middle

Maui

  • Hana High & El.
  • Waihee El.
  • Wailuku El.

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