HISD Provides Free Meals To Houston Kids This Summer

June 4, 2010

HISD will be providing free meals to Houston-area kids this summer.

Children ages one to 18 can enjoy a healthy breakfast and lunch at no cost beginning June 7 through July 2.  HISD’s summer feeding program will be offering free meals at more than 200 participating schools.

All meals served are nutritionally analyzed to ensure that children receive the vitamins, minerals, and calories needed to maintain a balanced diet.  Last year, HISD Food Services served more than 1.7 million free meals to Houston’s area children.

“With this program, thousands of children are eating a well-balanced meal that they might otherwise go without.  A prolonged period of time without adequate nutrition affects both the body and the brain, especially in children who are still growing,” said HISD Summer Feeding Coordinator Natalie Bradford-Edwards. “The Summer Food Service Program ensures that children have access to the food they need in order to return to school physically and mentally prepared to learn.”

Children do not have to be enrolled in summer school nor show proof of income in order to enjoy a nutritious, hot meal.  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.  Adults may also participate in the program by purchasing breakfast for $2 and lunch for $3.25.

For a list of participating HISD schools, parents can call 713-491-5944.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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