Free meals offered in many school districts for students during COVID-19 time off

Free meals for students
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Updated: Mar. 14, 2020 at 4:41 PM CDT
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TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Many school districts are stepping up to make sure their students are able to have at least one meal a day provided during the unexpected school closure during March 16-20. We’ll add those we are aware of. Others can be submitted to

Most schools are posting this information on their district’s Facebook page, as well.

Winona ISD:

Will be providing Curbside lunches for students 18 and under at Winona Elementary School from Tuesday March 17-20 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Chapel Hill (Smith County):

Bag lunches available to all students at the high school in front of the dog collar and in front Jackson Elementary from 11:30-12:30.


Free lunch to enrolled students in the district March 16-18, 10:30 a.m. until noon. Curbside grab and go at Fredonia, Brooks-Quinn-Jones, Emeline Carpernter elementaries and the Central KItchen behind Thomas Rusk Elementary. The lunches will also include breakfast items for the next morning.


We want to make sure our students still have food available during the closure. Meals will be served on eight campuses from 10 a.m. - noon during the closure. Every child that comes to these campuses will be given two meals. Any child attending LISD is welcome to get meals at the following locations: Longview High School, Forest Park Middle School, South Ward, Ware, Foster Middle School, Bramlette STEAM Academy, J.L. Everhart, and Judson STEAM Academy.

All students will need to present their ID number when they pick up meals and this will happen in the cafeteria so families will need to go to the back of the campus to get to the cafeteria to pick up their meals.

LHS zClub has generously offered to deliver meals and they will do so Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:30 a.m. - noon. They will pick up meals at LHS and deliver them. Families may request delivery by emailing with their student’s ID and delivery address.


For students on our Free and Reduced Lunch Program, bagged lunches will be available for pick-up starting Monday, March 16, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the E J Moss EAST cafeteria. This will continue daily until we return back to school.


Whitehouse ISD will be offering a free meal to all enrolled students from 11am-1pm, Monday, March 16th- Friday, March 20th at Brown Elementary, located at 14600 CR 2191 Whitehouse, TX 75791. Please enter through the Brown Elementary cafeteria doors. Signs will be posted to provide direction for those not familiar with the campus. Whitehouse ISD believes everyone has the right to a safe and caring environment.


Tuesday - Friday lunch pickup from 11 a.m. to 12:30 at the elementary campus. This is free to all students of the district. It is a pickup only; students will not be able to enter the building.


During the school closure due to COVID-19, our district will be providing curbside pickup meals for children ages 18 and younger who live within the Van Independent School District.

What: Curbside pickup meals

When: Weekdays from 11 am - 1 pm beginning Tuesday, March 17th

Where: J.E. Rhodes Elementary morning dropoff zone for PK - 3rd grade; Van Middle School morning dropoff zone for grades 4 - 12

Who: Any child 18 years and younger who resides within the Van Independent School District (child must be present to pick up the meal)


Beginning Tuesday, March 24th. our school district will prepare sack lunches daily for students if we are not in school. The meals will be prepared at the elementary school and we will have a pickup line that forms through the drive by the cafeteria. The pickup time and procedures for pickup will be announced soon.


The Tyler Independent School District is providing lunch to all students during the week of March 16-20.

The district said that Tyler ISD Food Services will provide free curbside meals March 16-20 to all Tyler ISD students. Meal pick-up locations will be at Boulter, Hubbard, Moore, and Three Lakes middle schools, Caldwell Arts Academy, and Griffin Elementary School. Pickup at Boulter, Caldwell, and Griffin Elementary School will be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hubbard, Moore, and Three Lakes Middle School will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

This will be a walk-up/drive-up style service with pick up near the back door area of the kitchens. Children 18 and under must be present to receive meals. Any student age 18 or younger can participate and pick up meals at any feeding site, regardless of what school they attend, according to the district.

To help with production purposes, families are asked to call between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with the number of meals needed and the selected pick up location. Families can call 903-262-1106 or 903-262-1107. All meals will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. daily.

As part of Tyler ISD’s curbside meal offering the week of March 16-20, the East Texas Food Bank (ETFB) will also be distributing free emergency food assistance boxes. ETFB staff and Mentoring Alliance volunteers will be on hand to distribute the boxes. Each household will receive a box of non-perishable food items and (pending availability) produce items.

Meal Pick Up Locations:

Boulter Middle School, 2926 Garden Valley Road

Hubbard Middle School, 1300 Hubbard Drive

Moore MST Magnet School, 2101 Devine Street

Three Lakes Middle School, 2445 Three Lakes Parkway

Caldwell Arts Academy, 331 South College Street

Griffin Elementary School, 2650 North Broadway Avenue

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Henderson ISD is providing lunch to any child age 0-18 years of age from 12:00-12:30pm during the extended break beginning Monday. The meals will be to go only. The meals may be picked up in the middle school bus shuttle area. Please stay in your cars and let us know how many children are with you, and we will deliver the to go lunches to your car.


Bullard ISD will provide lunch for ALL Bullard ISD students that are 18 years of age and younger during our school closure. Lunches will be provided as a “grab and go” at Bullard Elementary Monday through Friday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

We realize that many may not be able to get to the elementary campus. In order to ensure that our students have the most opportunities possible to take advantage of lunch, BISD volunteers will deliver sack lunches to students at key locations Monday-Friday of this week. Lunches will be delivered to:

-Front gate area Shadybrook west for east and west

-Front gate area Lakewood west for east and west

-Lakeway Harbor east, 155 office area

-Lakeway Harbor west, front gate

-Shell Shores/Cedar Bay, front of Shell Shores Drive

-Petty Estates - (Delivery about 11:50)

Deliveries will be at the locations beginning at 11:30 a.m. each day. Volunteers will stay on location until 11:50 a.m. We are estimating the number of sack lunches for each location on Monday, but we will adjust numbers for the rest of the week based on Monday’s demand. Again, lunches must be picked up by students 18 years of age or younger.


During the coming week, Lufkin ISD students will be available to pick up breakfast between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. each weekday at Lufkin High School, Brandon Elementary or Slack Elementary, and lunch between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at each of those campuses. Meals will be served through pick-up only.


Food service for all kids 18-years and younger will be available starting Monday, Mar 16. Curb side pickup will be available at Mineola Primary School and Mineola Middle School for breakfast and lunch. Expanded options coming Wednesday, Mar. 18 and continuing through closure. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. You will be asked to remain in your vehicle during pickup and give staff your child’s name and age. For further assistance, you may call the food service department at 903-569-6880


Pittsburg ISD will be offering a grab and go breakfast for all PISD students, 18 years of age and under, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. beginning tomorrow, March 17th, 2020. Meals may be picked up at either the High School cafeteria or the Elementary/Intermediate cafeteria. Certain traffic patterns will need to be followed:

High School: Enter from Texas Street and exit on Elm Street. Walkers should pick up their meals underneath the cafeteria awning by the picnic tables. Intermediate: :Enter from LaFayette along the Parent Pickup route and exit on the new road at Rusk street. Food workers will be in front of the cafeteria for the grab and go delivery

If you have a child with an allergy to any food, please let the Food Service worker know at the time of pick up.

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