TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Tyler Independent School District is providing free lunches for students while schools are closed.
Thanks to the waiving of usual restrictions put on federal lunch programs, schools are now able to provide lunches while they are closed — if they choose to do so.
Tyler ISD is taking that opportunity. Lunches are free for students 18 and younger. Parents and guardians are asked to call ahead of time with how many lunches they’ll need. It is requested that students are present to pick-up the lunches.
“We just want to make sure all the kids are taken care of,” said Victor Olivares, director of food service for Tyler ISD. “Just in case there is anyone out there who may really need the help, we’re here to help you out.”
Tyler ISD is also partnering with the East Texas Food Bank and the Mentoring Alliance to provide boxes of non-perishable food items for families to take home.
For more information about the curbside meal, head to Tyler ISD’s website to see all the food distribution locations.
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Tyler ISD Food Services will provide FREE curbside meals March 16-20 to all of our 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.
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.
To help with production purposes, we ask that families 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.