You can't help but smile and feel some pride when you're doing something good. And for some students in the Aledo ISD, it comes from delivering food to clients of Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County. "They can't go out and make food for themselves or go to McDonald's or Burger King or stuff like. They can't go out and do drive-thrus," explained Landon, 20, a student in the Aledo ISD's transitional services program. view article arw

Curbside meals will resume Wednesday, January 20. Meals will not be served on Monday, January 18 due to the holiday. Free school meals for ALL Humble ISD students extended through May 28, 2021 All Humble ISD students, regardless of meal eligibility (free, reduced, or full paid), will continue to receive one breakfast meal and one lunch meal per school day at NO COST for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. view article arw

On Monday, the McAllen Independent School District Police Department accepted food donations to help those in need. Officers with the district accepted canned food and non perishable donations at school campuses and their department headquarters. view article arw

AUSTIN, Texas - Austin ISD and the Austin Ed Fund celebrated a major milestone on Thursday: one million meals distributed to caregivers of AISD students since the program started in May. Back in March when the pandemic first started, Austin ISD pivoted overnight to start offering curbside meal pickup for students, no small task for the largest school district in this region. Just a couple of months later, they decided to expand on that and also offer meals to those taking care of the students – whether a parent, grandparent, other relative or friend. view article arw

KINGSVILLE, Texas — Kingsville ISD is offering curbside meals this week after students were switched to remote learning. On Wednesday, parents were able to pick up a meal for their child. If you missed Wednesday's event, the school district is offering it again Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The meals are available at all district campuses except Harrel Elementary. Parents of those students can go to Memorial Middle School to get their meal. view article arw

Amarillo ISD is asking for families who previously qualified for free or reduced meals to apply for those benefits if they haven’t already. The district says the number of applications they’ve received are down, and that could mean a reduction in state and federal funding. The funding tied to the applications goes beyond the cafeteria and into the classroom. view article arw

HAYS CISD — Community members are split between whether $800,000 is a little too high or not high enough to rebrand the Hays High School Rebel mascot.  Students are still cooking up a replacement mascot for the Rebel, but Hays CISD has calculated the costs of ushering in the new mascot.  It will cost approximately $350,000 for athletic replacement needs and a little less than $175,000 for fine arts.  The rest of the funding will go to replacing the school’s front entrance marquee, murals, banners and signage not associated with athletics or fine arts.  Gen Martinez, Hays Free Press/News-Dispatch reader, commented on Facebook about the cost being too high; “If the cost will be paid for by taxpayers then the community should have input on a new name not just current students. I agree the cost to rename is too high and could be used to pay teachers.” view article arw

Copperas Cove ISD parents sent their children back to school in the new year with one less things to worry about: paying for breakfast and lunch. The Copperas Cove ISD Child Nutrition Department extended its free meal program through the end of the 2020-2021 school year. view article arw

Houston ISD will open the first of several neighborhood food distribution supersites Wednesday as students return from winter break, according to the district. All sites provide seven days’ worth of student meals and family food boxes from the Houston Food Bank. The district said your child doesn't have to be enrolled in HISD school in order to receive meals. It's open to all students between age 1 and 18. view article arw

Monday, Navasota Independent School District opened their door to City of Navasota Officials to give a tour of their upgrades and new construction at Navasota High School. Navasota ISD started the massive project back in 2019 after passing a $61 million bond in 2017. Phase 2 of the bond consists of $35 million worth of upgrades. Phase 2 of the upgrades include a new career and technology education center. The center offers a wide variety of their CCMR or College, Career, Military Readiness curriculum. Additions include a new medical science lab, engineering lab, auto garage, greenhouse, veterinary sciences lab, culinary arts lab, cosmetology lab, and much more. view article arw

Dallas ISD announced today it received a $50,000 grant from Truist Financial Corporation to continue and expand meal service to children and families in need during this crisis. The funds will support unanticipated costs, such as specialty packaging and equipment to ensure safe, effective, and efficient delivery of grab-n-go meals. view article arw

Magnolia ISD opened a COVID-19 testing site Dec. 7 for current district students and employees, according to a press release. The site is located at the Magnolia Event Center, 11659 FM 1488. As of Dec. 11, 141 voluntary, free tests had been performed for 81 students and 60 employees — 18 of which were positive. An appointment isn’t required to receive tests, which are administered on a first come, first serve basis for students and staff who have symptoms of COVID-19. view article arw

Port Arthur public school families utilizing in-home virtual learning in 2021 may have to rethink student meal options. The Port Arthur Independent School District Child Nutrition Department is discontinuing the bus route feeding distribution program beginning Jan. 4. The district made the decision based on the number of students returning to in-person instruction. view article arw

Through a new program at the East Texas Food Bank, a dozen Tyler ISD Head Start families are receiving nutritional food and gaining skills to become healthier. The program is modeled after the food bank’s Partners in Health initiative, which works with clinics to screen patients for food insecurity. With this program, the clients are Head Start families instead of clinic patients.  Kinsey Jeffers, East Texas Food Bank nutrition education program manager, said the six-week program for Head Start families features drive-thru boxes of healthy food items and nutrition education videos each week. view article arw

Wichita Falls ISD and Chartwells K12 announced Monday that students will continue to receive free meals through the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year, Emily Kincaid, Chartwells marketing specialist, said. The WFISD Child Nutrition Department, powered by Chartwells K12, has received confirmation from state and federal agencies that school meals will be free to students through the rest of the academic year, Kincaid said.   "No applications need be submitted by students or guardians," she said.  view article arw

Mansfield ISD announced they will extend their free meals program until the end of the school year, according to the district. All children up to age 18 and adults with special needs up to age 21 will be able to receive one free breakfast and lunch meal every school day. According to a tweet on Mansfield ISD's twitter page, children do not have to be an MISD student to participate. view article arw

Mansfield ISD announced they will extend their free meals program until the end of the school year, according to the district. All children up to age 18 and adults with special needs up to age 21 will be able to receive one free breakfast and lunch meal every school day. According to a tweet on Mansfield ISD's twitter page, children do not have to be an MISD student to participate. view article arw

Beginning Dec. 7, Fort Bend ISD will provide grab-and-go meals for students two days a week instead of daily, according to a Dec. 1 press release from the district. FBISD will also begin offering dinner meals for pickup. On Mondays, families will be able to pick up breakfast, lunch and dinner for Monday through Wednesday, and on Thursdays, meals will be available for Thursday through Saturday. view article arw

The Mercedes Independent School District (ISD) will now be giving meals to students on the weekends. Starting Dec. 4, students will be given two additional breakfasts and lunches for Saturday and Sunday on the respective Friday. According to the announcement, this extension will be in effect for the rest of the school year. view article arw

HOUSTON – The Houston Independent School District is holding several food distribution events in December to ensure families have enough food during the holidays.  The so-called “neighborhood supersites” will be held on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 13 locations across the area. Each site will provide a week’s worth of breakfast and lunch for students and each adult in the household. Up to 5,000 turkeys will also be distributed. view article arw

The Homestead Fair Fall Festival will run from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Homestead Craft Village, 608 Dry Creek Road. Tickets are $10 per day or $15 per weekend. Children 16 and younger are admitted free. view article arw

Lubbock Independent School District says Thanksgiving meals will be provided at three local Elementary schools after class lets out on Friday. St. Clair and Massey Orthodontics will be providing a boxed Thanksgiving meal through their Living Thankfully program for every family at Guadalupe, Jackson, and Wright elementary schools tomorrow afternoon, Friday, November 20. view article arw

Pflugerville ISD has partnered with Aramark Food Services to offer free breakfasts and lunches to students for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year, the district announced in a November news release. PfISD began offering complimentary meals to students the week of Nov. 2.   Aramark Food Services will offer free breakfast and lunch meals to students at all campuses Monday through Friday as permitted by the United States Department of Agriculture and the Texas Department of Agriculture. Free meals are available to students enrolled in in-person or virtual learning curricula, per the release. view article arw

Kerrville ISD is extending their free meal plan through the end of the school year. The school district said student meals will now be free for all Kerrville ISD students through June 30, 2021. Eligible meals include standard breakfast and lunch meals, but extras or a la carte items are not included in the program. view article arw

Leander ISD students will receive free breakfasts and lunches for the rest of the 2020-21 school year, according to the district. Meals include an entree, a choice of milk, and a choice of fruit or vegetable. Meals do not include second meals, additional entrees, additional milks or any a la carte snack items. The meals will be funded through a waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, according to LISD. view article arw

Starting Nov. 2, Andrews ISD students will be offered free breakfast and lunch for the rest of the school year.  The meals are being provided for free following the funding of the United States Department of Agriculture.   Meals will be provided to children 0-18 years old and to enrolled students with disabilities up to 21 years old.  view article arw

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — River Road ISD has been approved by the Texas Department of Agriculture to extend its Summer Feeding Program through the end of the school year.   The approval means, all students and community children up to eighteen years of age can receive free meal benefits at River Road schools.   RRISD said, “We are excited about this opportunity as we know many are experiencing difficult times. RRISD is thankful to be able to assist our students and families in any way we can.” view article arw

All Round Rock ISD students, as well as Pflugerville ISD students, both on campus and those learning virtually, will be offered free breakfast and lunch meals beginning Monday, Nov. 2. The change is thanks to a waiver approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which allows the district to operate under the Seamless Summer Option feeding program during the 2020-2021 school year. view article arw

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has provided additional funding for schools to provide free meals under the summer meal program for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. Kilgore ISD has announced all students and children up to age of 18 will receive free meals beginning Monday, Nov. 2. view article arw

Pflugerville ISD has adjusted its curbside and virtual learning meal pickup sites, the district announced Oct. 21. Beginning Oct. 26, the following locations will offer curbside pickup services: view article arw

Beginning June 3, Curbside Grab and Go meal service will continue under the National School Meal Program through July 28. At the specified locations, distribution of five breakfast and five lunches is available to any child age 18 or younger every Wednesday. NO applications are needed for summer meals but the child must be present. view article arw

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Starting April 6, students at the Amarillo Independent School District will have new options when it comes to meal and internet service. According to a release issued Friday, the district will now hand out breakfast and lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., replacing the prior 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. breakfast pickup. view article arw

The Houston Independent School District announced on Wednesday that it had received approval from the United States Department of Agriculture and the Texas Department of Agriculture to waive the required application process for the National School Lunch/Breakfast Program. "All HISD students will eat all school meals for free during the 2017-2018 school year," the district said in a release Wednesday morning. Families still need to apply for this waiver though. view article arw

Fort Bend ISD is going to begin serving up something different for some students who continually fail to pay for their lunches -- a cold cheese sandwich with a side of milk, and that's not sitting well with some parents. We're not talking about students who qualify for free school meals. But apparently, these repeat offenders have gotten so "forgetful" that it's draining the district's budget by hundreds of thousands of dollars. view article arw