Sustenance: Four food establishments dish up affordable food for summer school

  • Korean chicken bento rolls and musubi from Earl’s are served up to students Thursday.

  • Hungry children line up for lunch delivered by Earl’s staff. More than 150 students are enrolled in the summer program this year. (LANDRY FULLER/SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY)

  • Chelsea LaFrance offers lunch options to a long line of children at Mauka to Makai on KALO’s campus Thursday. Earl’s co-owner Mark Saito and his employee Jason Yadao help distribute the pre-packaged food. (Photos by LANDRY FULLER/SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY)

WAIMEA — Thousands of children would go hungry on the Big Island during summer break if it weren’t for federally funded summer meals and other local efforts.