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Public schools to offer free meals to all kids throughout summer

HONOLULU (KHON2) - The Hawaii State Department of Education is making sure no child goes hungry this summer. 

The HIDOE announced on Monday that 68 public schools will serve meals to any and all students through its summer food service program, Seamless Summer Option (SSO) 

Beginning in early June, the SSO program will be available at select public schools around the state free of charge to all kids 18 and under. Breakfast and lunch will be served Monday through Friday, except June 11 (King Kamehameha Day) and July 4 (Independence Day). 

Parents are encouraged to call their child's school directly to find out the specific dates and times for meal service.

SSO is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and was established to ensure that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals during the summer. An eligible school must have 50 percent or more of its regular enrolled students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunches and some type of summer program on campus. However, meal recipients do not have to be enrolled in those classes to be served.

"Summer is a time that can be a gap period where some students miss out on meals," said Dann Carlson, assistant superintendent, Office of School Facilities and Support Services. "We are grateful that so many schools stepped forward this year to participate in the program and provide their students and other children the opportunity to receive meals."

List of Schools

Oahu

•  Aiea Elementary
•  Anuenue
•  Castle High
•  Dole Middle
•  Ewa Elementary
•  Ewa Beach Elementary
•  Farrington High
•  Fern Elementary
•  Hauula Elementary
•  Heeia Elementary
•  Ilima Intermediate
•  Kaala Elementary
•  Kaewai Elementary
•  Kahaluu Elementary
•  Kahuku Elementary
•  Kahuku High & Intermediate
•  Kailua Elementary
•  Kaimiloa Elementary
•  Kaimuki High
•  Kalihi Waena Elementary
•  Kaneohe Elementary
•  Kapunahala Elementary
•  King Intermediate
•  Kipapa Elementary
•  Kuhio Elementary
•  Laie Elementary
•  Lanakila Elementary
•  Leihoku Elementary
•  Linapuni Elementary
•  Makaha Elementary
•  Mauka Lani Elementary
•  Nanaikapono Elementary
•  Nanakuli Elementary
•  Nanakuli High & Intermediate
•  Pearl City Elementary
•  Pohakea Elementary
•  Pope Elementary
•  Puohala Elementary
•  Roosevelt High
•  Waialua Elementary
•  Waimanalo Elementary
•  Waianae Intermediate

Hawaii Island

•  Hilo High
•  Hilo High/Ke Kula O Nawahi PCS
•  Hilo Intermediate
•  Honokaa High & Intermediate
•  Keaau Elementary
•  Keaau High
•  Keaau Middle
•  Kealakehe High
•  Kealakehe Intermediate
•  Keaukaha Elementary
•  Kohala Elementary
•  Kohala High
•  Kohala Middle
•  Mountain View Elementary
•  Naalehu Elementary
•  Waiakea High
•  Waiakea Intermediate
•  Waimea Elementary

Kauai

•  Kapaa Elementary
•  Kekaha Elementary

Maui

•  Hana High & Elementary
•  Kahului Elementary
•  Lihikai Elementary
•  Waihee Elementary
•  Wailuku Elementary

Molokai

•  Molokai High


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