Laupahoehoe school receives grant to feed kids during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Courtesy photo Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School kindergarten student Zoey Stressman poses for a photo in November.

  • Courtesy photo LCPCS lead office assistant Loida Navalta, office assistant/health nurse Rochelle Evangelista and school aide Marriene Jabilona prepare meals for delivery.

  • Courtesy photo LCPCS school cook Josefine Navalta and Jabilona pack lunches to be delivered. Navalta has many years of restaurant and cafeteria experience, and nothing comes out of her kitchen unless it follows the guidelines of the No Kid Hungry program and it tastes great.

  • Courtesy photo Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School food service manager Juliet Higgins prepares meals to be delivered. Higgins is responsible for the menu planning, ordering, improvising when something doesn’t come in and, most importantly, that her crew works in the safest manner possible to keep everyone healthy.

  • Courtesy photo Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School office administrator and school food service director Tracy Jardine delivers a grab-and-go meal. Jardine oversees the food service operation as well as dives in and helps when necessary to pack and deliver meals to students and families.

Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School recently received a $20,000 grant from No Kid Hungry to supplement its food service during the coronavirus pandemic. Thanks to this generous gift, each week students can reserve a “meal kit” that contains a nutritious breakfast and lunch for the days they are doing distance learning at home.