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Kona charter school offers first free breakfast program

  • COURTESY ILANA M.E. MAXWELL / SOULSIGHTARTISTRY
    Nearly all 230 students at Kona Pacific Public Charter School in Kealakekua, Hawaii, are participating in a free universal breakfast program sponsored by a grant from the Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice.
  • COURTESY ILANA M.E. MAXWELL / SOULSIGHTARTISTRY
    The free breakfast program will be used as an academic study that Chris Hecht, executive director of Kona Pacific Public Charter School, hopes other schools will be able to replicate. Kona Pacific eighth-graders start their day with breakfast while working on homework.

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