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Kalihi school gets $60K to provide at-risk kids with weekend meals

(Image: Walmart Foundation) (Image: Walmart Foundation)

By Janelle Guerrero-Miguel
HNN Summer Intern

Students at Princess Kaiulani Elementary School in Kalihi will get nutritious weekend meals thanks to a $60,000 grant presented to the Hawaii Foodbank from the Walmart Foundation.

The grant will support the food bank’s Food for Keiki program during the 2016-2017 school year.

Each Friday, students get a bag full of easy-to-prepare foods for the weekend, when school meals aren't available.

“No one, especially elementary school students, should have to worry about where their next meal is coming from,” said Steven Reed, Hawaii market manager for Walmart.

During the 2015-2016 school year, 92 percent of the school's students qualified for free or reduced lunch and 13 percent were homeless, said school Principal Jill Puletasi.

To be considered for support, organizations must apply through the Walmart Foundation State Giving Program’s online grant application. For more information, click here.

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