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Free Lunch for 18 and Under Through Summer

May 30, 2017, 8:52 AM HST
* Updated May 30, 8:56 AM
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Kona Pacific Public Charter School, along with program partner Hawaii Island Youth Corps, will once again serve lunch in Kona to children ages 18 and under all summer long through the Summer Food Service Program.

Kona Pacific Public Charter School, the Hawai‘i Island leader in school and community nutrition programs, is participating in the 2017 Summer Food Service Program with the assistance of Hawaii Island Youth Corps.

In 2016, the second year of Hawai‘i’s first and only mobile summer lunch program, more than 10,500 lunches were served.

Nine other community partners have stepped up to help fight childhood hunger over the summer of 2017, when schools and school lunch programs are closed.

These Summer Food Service partners include the management of Kaimalino, Jack Hall, La‘ilani, Ulu Wini, Lokahi Ka‘u and Kahalu‘u affordable apartments in Kailua-Kona, the youth program managers of Keauhou and Keoua Honaunau canoe clubs, and the summer program coordinators at Ho‘okena School.

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Meals will be provided to all children under age 18 without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. There will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

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Meals will be provided at these sites, Monday through Friday from June 5 to July 28, 2017, as follows:

Kaimalino Housing: 11 AM – 11:30 AM
Jack Hall Housing: 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM
Ho‘okena School: 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM
La‘ilani Housing: 11:30 AM – Noon
Ulu Wini Housing: 11:45 AM – 12:15 PM
Lokahi Ka’u Housing: Noon – 12:30 PM
Hale Halawai: 12:30 PM – 1 PM
Kahalu’u Housing: 12:45 PM – 1:15 PM
Keauhou Canoe Club: 1 PM – 1:45 PM
Keoua Honaunau Canoe Club: 2:30 PM – 3 PM

Lunch will not be served on the following holidays:
Kamehameha Day, Monday, June 12, 2017
Independence Day, Tuesday, July 4, 2017

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Kona Pacific, offering a comprehensive Waldorf educational program firmly rooted in the land and culture of Hawai‘i, is located on 40 acres of prime agricultural land in Kealakekua, mauka of Kona Community Hospital. The school operates the WHOLE Foodservice Program, which provides more than 650 at-risk and disadvantaged students, young children and elderly with healthy meals.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
Or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (voice), or by email: [email protected].
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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