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HISD ~ Summer meals program

For Immediate Release:

May 20, 2021

Hitchcock ISD WILL SERVE UP GOOD NUTRITION FOR LOCAL CHILDREN THIS SUMMER.

Bringing healthy summer meals to Hitchcock area children ensures kids have a healthy vacation and return to school ready to learn.

Hitchcock – This summer, Hitchcock ISD will connect children 18 and younger and enrolled student with disabilities up to 21 years old with healthy, no cost summer meals. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a U.S. Department of Agriculture nutrition program administered in the Lone Star State by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA). For the children who rely on school meals during the academic year, these meals offer a source of good nutrition when school is out for the long summer vacation.

SCHOOL MEALS AT NO CHARGE FOR ALL CHILDREN

Meals will be provided Monday – Thursday starting June 7, 2021 and continuing until June 24, 2021 at the High School, Crosby, Stewart & Primary campuses

Meal Times are:

Breakfast – 7:15 am to 8:15 am

Lunch – 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Hitchcock ISD is one of the nonprofit organizations partnering with TDA to serve meals across Texas. Families are encouraged to use these three tools to find a meal site anywhere in the state:

  • Call 2-1-1 to speak to a live operator
  • Visit www.SummerFood.org for an interactive site locator map
  • Text FOODTX or COMIDA to 877-877

Organizations partner with TDA to serve meals in areas where more than 50 percent of children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals in the National School Lunch Program. Eligible sponsoring organizations include schools, faith-based groups, nonprofit summer camps, government agencies and other tax-exempt organizations. All meal sites must be sponsored by an organization that has a contract with TDA.

Summer meal sites help children succeed by providing the nourishment they need to return to school in the fall ready to thrive.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer