20 New Sites Added to Non-DOE Keiki Food Distribution

Beginning Tuesday, a partnership of non-profit and government organizations will be nearly doubling the capacity of a program that is serving free healthy meals.

The meals, prepared according to United States Department of Agriculture standards, will be served at 19 Oʻahu sites and one Maui site, reaching well over 2,000 children and youth per day.

Nine new sites, which will start serving both breakfast and lunch, will open at Kamaʻāina Kids preschool locations in Honolulu, Kāneʻohe, Kailua, ʻEwa and Mililani on Oʻahu, as well as in Kahului on Maui.

Pālama Settlement in Kalihi will continue to be the only site serving suppers. Parents or guardians may pick up meals without their keiki being present, provided that they present documentation that they have keiki in their household.

Since Hawaiʻi public schools were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this partnership has been steadily increasing its capacity to provide free meals to keiki, as a complement to the meal distribution sites that the Department of Education is operating at some 70 public schools (out of 256) across the state.

On a typical school day, nearly 65,000 economically disadvantaged Hawaiʻi students benefit from free or reduced-price school breakfast and lunch. For many, these are the only nutritious meals that they eat regularly. For their families, these meals help relieve financial stress by reducing their food budgets.

During the summer, when students are not able to eat free or reduced-price meals at school, community partners work together to provide food to children and youth in low-income areas via the federal Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

Five SFSP sponsors—Kamaʻāina Kids, YMCA of Honolulu, Parents And Children Together, Pālama
Settlement, and Windward Nazarene Academy—have stepped up to provide free meals for keiki in low-income areas on Oʻahu and Maui during these unplanned school closures.

These sponsors are partnering with Aloha Harvest, Kapiʻolani Community College, Lanakila Pacific, Hawaiʻi Appleseed Center, and Hawaiʻi Child Nutrition Programs to get the meals prepared and delivered.

Photo Credit: ROTARY

The following 20 sites provide free healthy grab-and-go meals to children and youth up to age 18:

Starting May 5, 2020


Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: 

Alewa Heights Preschool
1052 Ilima Drive
Honolulu, HI 96817

Calvary Preschool
45-435 Aumoku Street
Kaneohe, HI 96744

Enchanted Lake Preschool
1425 Keolu Drive
Kailua, HI 96734

Ewa Preschool @CFS
91-1841 Fort Weaver Road
Ewa, HI 96706

Honolulu Preschool
930 Lunalilo Street
Honolulu, HI 96822

Moanalua Preschool
4857 Bouganville Drive
Honolulu, HI 96818

St. Mark’s Preschool
539 Kapahulu Street
Honolulu, HI 96815

Mililani Preschool
345 Kahelu Avenue
Miliani, HI 96789


Tuesday and Thursday 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.:

Kahului Preschool
50 South Papa Avenue
Kahului HI 96732


Monday to Friday 3:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.:

Palama Settlement
810 North Vineyard Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96817


Monday to Friday Noon to 12:30 p.m.:

Parents And Children Together at Kuhio Park Terrace Resource Center
1485 Linapuni Street
Honolulu, HI 96819


Monday to Friday 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.:

Windward Nazarene Academy
45-232 Puaae Road
Kaneohe, HI 96744


Monday to Friday 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.:

Halawa View Apartments
99-009 Kalaloa Street
Aiea, Hawaii 96701

Inspire Church – Mililani
95-061 Waimakua Dr,
Mililani, HI 96789

Kalihi Valley Instructional
Bike Exchange
1638 Kamehameha IV Road

Kuhio Elementary School
2759 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96826

Melemanu Recreation Center
98-2031 Waikalani Place
Mililani, HI 96789

Nuuanu Ymca
1441 Pali Highway
Honolulu, HI 96813

Puohala Elementary School
45-233 Kulauli Street
Kaneohe, HI 96744

Puuwai Momi
99-132 Kohomua Street
Aiea, Hi 96701