Summer meals served in schools
LIHUE — Kekaha and Kapaa Elementary are the two Kauai schools serving meals in the state Department of Education’s summer food service program, Seamless Summer Option, that starts in June.
The program at Kapaa Elementary starts June 7 and runs through July 3, with lunch served from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Kekaha’s food service program starts June 12 and runs through July 20 from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Neither locations are serving breakfast.
In early June, the SSO program will be available at public schools around the state, free to children 18 years and under.
Lunch is served at the Kauai schools weekdays except holidays (King Kamehameha Day June 11 and Independence Day July 4).
SSO is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture 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.