HONOLULU (KHON2) — When children are off for the summer there are several programs they can get involved with to keep them active and some public schools are giving away free meals to children ages 18 and younger.

“Good nutrition is vital to the health and development of our growing keiki and summer food service programs help to ensure that meals are available for all school-aged children during the summer break,” Hawai’i State Department of Education Superintendent Keith Hayashi said.

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Here are some programs open for summer 2022.

Hawaiʻi State Public Library System’s Summer Reading Challenge – Statewide
June 5 to July 30
There are both in-person and virtual opportunities. The goal for each participant is to read for 1,000 minutes. There are rewards for getting to the 300, 600 and thousand-minute mark. For every 100 minutes logged readers are awarded a virtual badge and automatic entries into the statewide grand prize drawing which is four roundtrip tickets to anywhere Alaska Airlines flies. The virtual program includes ocean programs about sea turtles, coral reefs, and tide pools. There are also author talks. To register, visit the library’s summer reading webpage.

Summer Golf Program at Wailua Golf Course on Kauai
Registration starts June 7 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Wailua Golf Pro Shop for ages 7 to 15.
Registration is due one week before the session starts.
The cost is $35 per child per session. Each session will run Monday to Thursday, from 8 a.m. to noon, and on Fridays, from 1 to 5 p.m.

  • Session I from June 13 to June 24
  • Session II from June 27 to July 8 (no class on July 4 in observance of Independence Day); and
  • Session III from July 11 to July 22

To be in the program, bring a golf bag with a driver; No. 5, 7, and 9 irons; a putter; and a pitching wedge.
For questions about summer golf classes, call the Wailua Golf Course Pro Shop at 241-4111 or send an email to drego2@hotmail.com.

The Hawai’i DOE announced on Friday, May 27, that the Seamless Summer Option program will serve meals at select schools, starting in early June. But there will not be any meals on June 10, King Kamehameha Day and July 4, Independence Day.

“We encourage our parents to make these meals part of their child’s summer schedules to give them balanced and nutritious options. We thank our devoted cafeteria staff and administrators and our federal partners for making this program possible each year,” Hayashi said.

For details on serving locations and times, click here.

Participating public schools statewide to offer summer meals:


Anuenue School

August Ahrens El.  

Ben Parker El.  

Blanche Pope El.    

Dole Middle  

Ewa Makai Middle  

Farrington High

Fern El.  

Hauula El.    

Hawaii School for the Deaf and the Blind (closed site) 

Heeia El.  

Hokulani El.    

Iliahi El.  

Kaala El.  

Kaewai El.    

Kahaluu El.    

Kahuku El.    

Kahuku High & Inter.

Kailua High

Kaimuki High  

Kalakaua Middle

Kalihi El.  

Kalihi Waena El.  

Kaneohe El.    

Kapalama El.  

Kapolei High  

Kapunahala El.  

Kauluwela El.  

King Inter.

Kuhio El.  

Laie El.  

Leihoku El.    

Maemae El.    

Maili El.  

Makaha El.    

Nanaikapono El.  

Nanakuli El.    

Nanakuli High & Inter.

Palolo El.    

Pearl City El.    

Princess Ruth Keelikolani Middle 

Puohala El.    

Puuhale El.    

Roosevelt High

Stevenson Middle

Waialua High & Inter.

Waianae El.  

Waianae Inter.

Waianae High

Waimanalo El. & Inter.

Wheeler El.  

Wheeler Middle 


DeSilva El.  

Hilo High

Honokaa High & Inter.

Kau High & Pahala Inter. 

Kalanianaole Elementary & Inter.

Kaumana El.  

Keaau El.  

Keaau High

Keaau Middle

Kelakehe High

Keaukaha El.   

Keonepoko El.   

Kohala El.  

Kohala High

Kohala Middle

Mountain View El.   

Naalehu El. & Inter.

Pahoa High & Inter.

Waiakea High

Waiakea Inter.

Waimea El.   


Kapaa El.  

Kekaha El.  

King Kaumualii El.   


Kalama El.  

Kihei El.  

King Kekaulike High

Lokelani Inter. 


Kaunakakai El.   

Molokai Middle

Molokai High