He'e Coalition

60 Public Schools Offer Free Meals

June 5, 2011 | Filed Under: Important News

Source contact:

Sharon Egi, Supervisor, School Food Services Branch, 733-9872

Glenna Owens, Director, School Food Services Branch, 733-8400

The state Department of Education’s School Food Services Branch is providing meals at 60 public schools without charge this summer–Monday through Friday (except June 10, 17, 24 and July 4)–to all children 18 years old and younger.  (See below for Hawaii’s participating public schools, meals, service times, and contact phone numbers.)


The Seamless Summer Option (http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Seamless_Summer.htm) is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. An eligible school must have 50% or more of its regular enrolled students qualifying for free or reduced-price school meals.


The USDA’s Seamless Summer Option is an equal opportunity program. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability. Allegations of discrimination in any USDA-related activity may be reported to: U.S.D.A., Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410, toll-free (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY).  U.S.D.A. is an equal opportunity provider and employer.