Free grab-and-go meals for kids extended through June

It was reported in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on December 14th that the grab-and-go lunches program at Hawaii public schools has been extended through June 2021. We wanted to make sure to share this information in case you or someone you know might be using the program. During this time of great need we are glad to see that it has been extended. To read the entire article click here.

Here are some of the key details:

Public schools across Hawaii will continue serving free “grab-and-go” meals to all students through June 30, after the U.S. Department of Agriculture extended funding for the program.

The meals are available to children ages 18 and younger, regardless of where they attend school. They are being distributed at 203 public schools at lunchtime and include lunch plus breakfast for the next day.

Families collecting meals must wear masks and practice physical distancing. Meals may be picked up without children present but if so, parents or guardians need to show documentation for their child, such as a student ID card, birth certificate, attendance or enrollment records.

In October, the Grab and Go program served more than 700,000 free breakfast and lunches to students in Hawaii.

Serving times vary by campus, and meals are not available during holidays or school breaks. A list of participating schools and more information is available online at



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