Free summer time meals for Hawaiian kids start June 4th

Free takeaway meals for children ages 18 and under will be available in approximately 80 public schools across the state starting June 4, the Department of Education said.

Meals are available to children regardless of their schooling status. Meals are distributed once a day at lunchtime and include lunch for each child plus breakfast for the following day.

“We know this service will help our students achieve educational opportunities by providing reliable, nutritious meals during the summer months,” said Randall Tanaka, assistant director of facilities and operations. “We encourage all children in the community to take advantage of this opportunity.”

Meals can be picked up on weekdays from June 4th to July 19th. Families are asked to go to the closest school, rather than multiple locations, to ensure meal availability.

A list of school locations is available online at

Parents or legal guardians who collect meals for their children who are absent must provide confirmation, e.g. E.g. an email or letter from school, birth certificate, student ID or other government identification. Dietary restrictions can be taken into account by emailing [email protected]

Other sponsors, including churches and nonprofits, will also be offering summer meals. Details will follow.

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