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DOE’s Summer Meal Plan to Feed Hungry Children

May 19, 2015, 11:36 AM HST
* Updated May 19, 12:46 PM
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Children in Hawai’i won’t go hungry over the summer if the Hawai’i State Department of Education has anything to do with it.

The DOE’s Seamless Summer Program will provide free meals to children at 42 public school locations throughout the state over the summer, including eight locations on the Big Island.

Hilo Intermediate School, Honoka’a High and Intermediate School, Hilo Language Immersion Program, Kea’au Middle School, Keaukaha Elementary School, Kohala High School, Waiakea High School, and Waimea Elementary School are the participating Big Island locations.

The program begins in June and all children under the age of 18 will be able to receive free meals Monday through Friday during scheduled times.

Established to ensure low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals over the summer, SSP is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture.


“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.”


Hilo Intermediate School, July 6 -17

Phone number: 974-4955

Breakfast: N/A


Lunch: 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


Honoka’a High and Intermediate School, June 15 – July 17

Phone number: 775-8800 ext. 230

Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.

Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.


Hilo Language Immersion Program, June 15 – July 17

Phone number: 982-4260 ext. 101

Breakfast: 7:10 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.

Lunch: 10:50 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.


Kea’au Middle School, June 10 – July 17

Phone number: 313-4886

Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Lunch: 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Keaukaha Elementary School, June 15 – July 17

Phone number: 974-4181

Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Lunch: 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Kohala High School, June 15 – July 17

Phone number: 889-7117

Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Waiakea High School, June 8 – July 10

Phone number: 974-4888

Breakfast: NA

Lunch: 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.


Waimea Elementary School, June 8 – July 17

Phone number: 887-7636 ext. 225

Breakfast: 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Lunch: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


To learn more about the Seamless Summer Program, visit the USDA website.

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