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Posted in , on June 1, 2023

Summer meals for kids start June 5

Arlington ISD’s summer feeding program starts next week, Monday, June 5.

This summer, Arlington ISD is connecting children 18 and younger, along with enrolled students with disabilities up to 21 years old, with healthy, no-cost summer meals. For children who rely on school meals during the academic year, these meals offer a source of good nutrition when school is out for the long summer vacation.

“Arlington children need good nutrition year-round to learn, grow and succeed,” said David Lewis, Arlington ISD executive director of food and nutrition services. “With nearly 2 million food insecure children living in Texas, these healthy meals are vital to nourishing young Texans during the summer vacation.”

Breakfast and lunch will be provided on weekdays starting Monday, June 5, through June 30 at various elementary and junior high school locations. High schools will serve meals from June 5 through July 28.

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a U.S. Department of Agriculture nutrition program administered in Texas by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA).

Arlington ISD is one of the nonprofit organizations partnering with TDA to serve meals across Texas. Families are encouraged to use these three tools to find a meal site anywhere in the state:

  • Call 2-1-1 to speak to a live operator
  • Visit SummerFood.org for an interactive site locator map
  • Text FOOD or COMIDA to 304-304