Arlington Independent School District plans to connect some children with healthy, no-cost summer meals this year.
The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) organizes the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Arlington ISD is partnering with the Texas Department of Agriculture to provide summer meals for children who rely on school meals during the academic year.
Organizers hope that the summer meals are pivotal to students’ success and give them the nourishment they need to return to school in the fall.
Enrolled students 18 years old and young and disabled students up to 21 years old qualify for the no-cost summer meal program. No identification or reservation is required. Interested persons need to locate a meal site near them and show up during the mealtime specified for the site.
Families interested in the program can contact 2-1-1 or text FOOD or COMIDA to 304-304. Interested persons can also find an interactive site locator map for meal sites at www.SummerFood.org.
According to the website, children who benefit from the meal program must eat on-site, except in cases where “safe congregate feeding” is not possible.