Flik Faces Policy Changes Due to COVID-19


Flik worker packs up lunch for lower lunch

After almost a year and a half of distance learning, the staff at Flik were faced with the task of preparing over 1,000 pre-made meals a day for students, faculty, and staff.

Much like most policy changes on campus, the lunch system at Kamehameha Schools has adapted this school year in order to accommodate the restrictions that the COVID-19 outbreak has brought.

As school began Flik wanted to ensure that the meals being prepared “offer[ed] the same standard of food: great tasting, made from scratch, allergen aware, nutritionally balanced, sourced safely and grown as locally as possible” according to Christa Collins, the Flik Director. Collins also highlights that “keeping the haumana, kumu, faculty and [their] team safe with existing food and physical safety initiatives… has had its challenges”

Because of this, the Flik staff ask that when eating lunch that the student body give them their patience and understanding as everyone is adapting to the new protocols set in place. The main difference in the protocol is that students now must eat their lunch in their fifth or sixth-period class rather than heading up toʻAkahi. As a result, each class must pick up their pre-packaged lunch made by Flik from a designated area.

While Flik has not had the opportunity to prepare their usual menu they hope to incorporate more hot meals into lunch as well as bring back old favorites.