SAN ANTONIO - Relief is coming to Southside Independent School District families in need. The San Antonio Food Bank is holding a mega food distribution event beginning at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Families need to pre-register for the event. At the last event, fresh fruit, vegetables, milk and prepared meals from H-E-B and much more were available for families. view article arw

Help will be available Monday for those in need of food. The Fort Worth ISD and the Tarrant Area Food Bank are adding a date to their mega mobile market schedule. Food will be given away starting at 10 a.m. at Harman Clark Stadium in Fort Worth. view article arw

HOUSTON (CW39) The Houston Food Bank along with Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia and Commissioner Adrian Garcia are hosting a supersite food distribution event on Friday, March 26th starting at 9 a.m. until supplies last. The event is taking place at North Shore High School located at 353 N. Castlegory Rd., Houston 77049. view article arw

The Edinburg school district marked a major milestone Tuesday after providing millions of meals to children in the last year during the pandemic. "We hit 6.5 million meals that we served," Edinburg school board President Miguel “Mike” Farias said. The distribution first began last year during the lockdown when the district began providing breakfast and lunch to all children under the age of 18 in the community five days a week. When added up, all the distributed meals totaled up to 6,500,000. view article arw

WOLFFORTH, Texas — Frenship ISD and Aramark are teaming up to provide meals to children 18 and younger during the spring break holiday. Families can pick up food bags between 11:45 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 15. The pickup locations are at Westwind Elementary in Lubbock and the Frenship High School Ninth Grade Center in Wolfforth. The food bags will include meals for seven days. Children do not have to attend Friendship Independent School District schools to receive the meals. view article arw

Ector County ISD partnered with Superior HealthPlan to celebrate No One Eats Alone Day. The event was held on March 5 virtually and was meant to promote inclusion among students. Bowie Middle School worked with Superior HealthPlan to promote the event. Multiple classes participated in activities designed to teach them about social isolation and how it can lead to a negative impact on your academic performance and health. view article arw

Midland ISD's Family Support Center will be holding its food pantry over spring break with the help from West Texas Food Bank. Food baskets and hygiene supplies will be handed out. "People don't stop being hungry during Spring Break," said Family Support Specialist Chalace Phillips. "Thanks to generous donations from our staff and the West Texas Food Bank, we are able to provide these needed resources." view article arw

Living rooms turned into food pantries in the homes of more than a hundred members of the Young Men's Service League, with moms and sons working side-by-side to fight hunger in the Frisco ISD.  "One in five children in the North Texas area are food insecure which is very sad, and this gave us an opportunity to do something to help them and have an impact on our peers," said Connor Watson, 18, a member of YMSL Impact Frisco Chapter.  The high school senior and his mom, Eve, were among those who packed boxes with food to help the nonprofit Lovepacs Frisco feed some 600 students during the district's spring break next week. view article arw

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Central Texas Food Bank kicks off its March food distribution events Thursday with the help of Travis County Health and Human Services. The event runs from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker Lane. The county will help assist with this distribution as the need continues to be great. The county says it wants to “address food insecurity issues and distribute food resources to families in need as quickly and efficiently as possible.” The large-scale distributions originally started as a way to get food to families during the COVID-19 pandemic, but now there’s an increased need in the aftermath of February’s winter storms, the food bank said. view article arw

An elementary school at Brownsville Independent School District continues their part in fighting childhood obesity. For the past 13 years, students at Burns Elementary have participated in a running club which was started to decrease childhood obesity, promote physical activity and enhance student performance in the classrooms. Gloria Gomez, an avid runner, leads the group. “We do have many of our kids who are obese for their age and for their height, and so that’s really inspiring for me to be able to help them because they have made the commitment to come in at 7:30 in the morning,” Gomez said. “They wake up a little bit earlier just to come to practice, so it’s been wonderful to help them.” The Rio Grande Valley has the highest percentage of child obesity, according to a survey conducted by the Texas Department of State Health Services. view article arw

Austin ISD offered meals for curbside pickup at 33 campuses Feb. 22, and the district will do so again Feb. 25 from 10:30 a.m-1:30 p.m., according to a release. AISD meals are free for all children under the age of 19, for individuals who are enrolled in an AISD school to complete a GED or those who use the district’s special education resources, according to the district. Parents, guardians and caregivers picking up meals for children are also eligible to receive a free meal. view article arw

Free to-go meals will be offered Monday to students 18 and under at several Temple ISD campuses.  Superintendent Bobby Ott said district workers worked throughout the weekend to address water issues at numerous schools in hopes of returning to on-campus instruction on Tuesday. view article arw

We want to also share with you that Beaumont ISD offer curbside meals for pick-up this week, Monday through Friday, Feb. 22-26. view article arw

More school teachers and staff are making efforts to ensure Lubbock students are taken care of as Frenship ISD has announced they will offer free curbside meals to any child 18 or younger on Friday. Frenship ISD says all students are welcome, regardless of school district. Each child will receive breakfast and lunch for three days to help with food over the weekend. view article arw

Angleton ISD to distribute free meals

February 1808:20 AM
 

With so many of its students dependent on Angleton ISD for its meals each day, the district started up its daily meal distribution to ensure children missing in-person classes because of the electricity crisis still get something nutritious to eat. The Child Nutrition Program will set up its Fueled to Go program for Thursday through Sunday. Sacked breakfast and lunch meals will be distributed for children ages 18 and younger through curbside services at Westside Elementary School, 1001 Mulberry St. in Angleton. view article arw

Lubbock Independent School District handed out meals to students on Tuesday and Wednesday amid below-freezing temperatures. The distributed food was available for curbside pick-up at Coronado High School, Dunbar College Preparatory Academy, Matthews Learning Center, O.l. Slaton Middle School and Roberts Elementary School. view article arw

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — The Brownsville Independent School District (BISD) announced the continuation of meal distribution with a modified list of schools. The district’s Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Department will continue to provide daily curbside meal pick-up for BISD students’ at 10:30 a.m. from Aiken, Benavides, Burns, Canales, Castaneda, Champion, Egly, El Jardin, Gallegos, Garden Park, Gonzales, Keller, Morningside, Palm Grove, Paredes, Pullam, Russell, Skinner, Vermillion and Villa Nueva elementary schools. The enrollment procedure verification will also continue, with no changes, allowing parents or guardians to pick-up meals. To receive meals, parents or guardians will need to provide the letter of enrollment with a unique barcode for each BISD student in their household, said the district. view article arw

Denton ISD saw disproportionate increases to student enrollment in free and reduced price meal programs compared to previous school years.Participation in the federally funded program increased 3.24% from Jan. 2020 until Jan. 2021, substantially more than the 0.59% increase over the previous year. view article arw

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

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

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

Study: Eat school lunch after recess

January 1508:18 AM
 

Because of a federal rule, kids throw away millions of dollars of fruits and vegetables every single day at school. But a new study shows a simple, no-cost trick that should leave federal policy makers saying, “Why didn’t I think of that?” When recess takes place before kids sit down to eat – instead of after - fruit and vegetable consumption increases by 54%. view article arw

Beaumont Public Health director Sherry Ulmer says West Brook High School cafeteria workers did not want old sandwiches to rot outside during the Beaumont Independent School District Thanksgiving week-long break, since they were not sure when the trash would be collected.  view article arw