HISD NO-COST SUMMER MEALS PROGRAM
- The Houston Independent School District will begin providing the Summer Meals Program for all children ages 1 to 18. This year, the meals will be distributed curbside to adhere to social distancing requirements.
Beginning June 1, families will be able to pick up boxed student meals twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays at one of 68 designated schools across the district. Each box will contain a day’s worth of meals, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a snack. Pick up sites will provide parents with multiple boxes — three on Mondays and four on Thursdays — for each child.
Boxes will be provided for all children in the vehicle at pickup. Children are not required to be present, but parents must have proof of enrollment in any school district (report card, student id, etc.) or birth certificate.
Participants can download a list of the times and locations for summer meal distribution at the link below.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- What is the Summer Meals Program?
The Summer Meals Program will provide breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a snack to children ages 1 to 18 at no charge beginning June 1, 2020.
Where does the program operate?
Meals will be distributed curbside at 68 HISD schools throughout the district. The schools are listed above.
Who is eligible to get meals?
Children 18 and younger may receive boxes containing breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a snack.
How will this program work since the HISD is closed for the COVID-19 pandemic?
On Mondays, parents can drive up to one of the 68 distribution sites to receive three boxes of food per child and four boxes of food per child on Thursdays. This will allow parents to have several days’ worth of food readily available for each child. Boxes will be provided for all children in the vehicle at the time of pickup. Children are not required to be present, but parents must have proof of enrollment in any school district (report card, student id, etc.) or birth certificate.
When are meals served?
Meals will be distributed from 10 a.m. to noon and from noon to 2 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. Distribution times vary by campus, so be sure to check the school listing above for distribution times.
Will the summer meal distribution replace the HISD community food distribution sites?
Yes. The district will discontinue the weekly community feeding sites as it transitions to summer meals. The last community food distribution will be held Friday, May 22. The last mass community food distribution at NRG Stadium will also be held Friday, May 22.
What number do I call if I have a question regarding the program?
Please call Customer Care at 713-556-9400.