What is the Summer Meals Program?
Just as learning does not end when school lets out, neither does a child's need for good nutrition. The Summer Meals Program provides free, nutritious meals to help children in low-income areas get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow, throughout the summer months when they are out of school.
Where does the program operate?
There are more than 250 participating HISD schools that offer free breakfast and lunch during the summer months, usually from late May through mid-July. After the HISD program ends in mid-July, the City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department serves meals to Houston-area children through August.
Who is eligible to get meals?
Children 18 and younger may receive free, hot nutritious meals through the Summer Meals Program. Children do not need to be enrolled in summer school nor show proof of income to participate. Meals are also available to persons with disabilities, over age 18, who participate in school programs for people who are mentally or physically disabled.
When are meals served?
Servings times vary by campus so please check with individual campus for actual times. Typically, breakfast is served from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and lunch is served from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
What number do I call if I have a question regarding the program?
Please call HISD Nutrition Services at 713-491-5944.