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PALS Offers Free Meals

County of Maui News Release

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation announces that free meals for children will be available at all County PALS sites on Maui and Molokai through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Children do not have to be enrolled in the PALS program to take advantage of the free and nutritious meals this summer.

Free meals for children will be available at all county PALS sites on Maui and Molokai. The program, offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service, is made available to eligible areas to ensure that children receive nutritious meals. All youth 18 years old or younger are eligible to receive a free meal any weekday from June 9 to July 18.

“Many children in Maui County receive free or reduced-price meals during the school year, but countless children do not get enough to eat when school is out,” said Brianne Savage, Deputy Parks Director. “The SFSP ensures that our keiki continue to grow and learn during the summer.”

The Summer Food Service Program is the largest federal resource available for local programs that combine meal time with recreational and educational activities.

Parents should note that these meals are on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information please contact your local PALS site coordinator.

If a site coordinator cannot be reached contact Colette Baisa in advance at (808) 270-7403. Information on PALS locations offering meals, times of meal being offered and instructions of how to participate in the meal count will be given.


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