We are all concerned that our keiki receive the care, the food, and the learning they need during these trying times and always. Here is an update on meal service. Please see below for list of schools
Following the Hawaii State Department of Education’s (Department) announcement of the extension of its spring break through Friday, March 27, 2020 for all public and charter school students, the School Food Service Branch (SFSB) will be requesting a non-congregate serving waiver from the Hawaii Child Nutrition Program (HCNP).
The SFSB desires to implement the Seamless Summer Option (SSO). There will be a total of 32 schools providing breakfast and lunch to those 18 years or younger in the community. The “grab and go” model will be utilized by which the community will be able to stop by at a school and pick up a meal to go. There will be no personal interaction between the Department employees and the community. To minimize interactions between the staff and the community, the following steps are to be followed:
• All meals will be placed in a container with all the meal components. Single-serving portions of milk will also be arranged for easy access:
• Containerized meals will be located outside of the cafeteria, preferably closest to a driveway or other natural access point on the campus. There will be no public access to the cafeteria;
• Individual(s) will pick up their container and leave. There will be no inspecting of the items in the containers or loitering allowed, and
• A Meal Clerk Assistant (MCA) or other employees will utilize an SFSB checklist (Daily Count Form) and will check off individuals as they pick up their meal. Once the meal service is done, the total number of meals served will then be placed into eTrition under bulk sale.