BIG SPRING, Texas (KMID/KPEJ)- The school district will offer healthy, free summer meals to reach children 18 and younger and students with disabilities up to 21 years old.
The Summer Food Service Program is a United States Department of Agriculture nutrition program administered in the Lone Star State by the Texas Department of Agriculture.
“Big Spring children need good nutrition year-round so they can learn, grow and succeed in life,” said Jeff Perez, assistant superintendent for Big Spring ISD. “With nearly 2 million food insecure children living in Texas, these healthy meals are critical to nourishing young Texans during summer vacation.”
Beginning June 5, meals will be served at Goliad Elementary and Big Spring Jr. High School, at 1801 S. Goliad and 624 E. 6thth Street, respectively Breakfast will be served from 7:30 am to 8:00 pm and lunch will be served from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Big Spring ISD is one of the nonprofit organizations partnering with TDA to serve meals across Texas. Families are encouraged to use these tools to find a meal location anywhere in the state:
- Call 2-1-1 to speak with a live operator
- Visit www.SummerFood.org for an interactive site locator map
- Text FOOD or COMIDA to 304-304
Organizations partner with TDA to serve meals in areas where more than 50 percent of children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals in the National School Lunch Program.
Eligible sponsoring organizations include schools, faith-based groups, nonprofit summer camps, government agencies, and other tax-exempt organizations. All meal locations must be sponsored by an organization that has a contract with TDA.