SAISD to host free summer meals program

SAISD continues to host free summer meals program


Once again, thousands of students who depend on free breakfast and lunch at school as their main source of nutrition, can continue to enjoy these meals at no charge during the summer. As part of the Texas Department of Agriculture’s “Seamless Summer Nutrition Program,” SAISD campuses hosting summer school programs will offer anyone 18 years old and younger one breakfast and one lunch week-days June 11 through August 9, 2013 (except the week of July 1) free of charge, regardless of ability to pay.


Information on locations and dates can be found at:  www.saisd.net/ADMIN/food


Breakfast will be served from 7:00–8:30 a.m. at the elementary schools and from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at middle and high school locations. Lunch will be served from 12:00-1:00 at elementary and middle schools, and from 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. at the high school locations.


The “Seamless Summer Nutrition Program” is required by law in Districts with a large demographic of students eligible for free meals. No application is required and all participants are eligible regardless of whether they are enrolled in a summer program or not.


“The federally-funded program enables children to receive nutritious meals throughout the summer,” said SAISD’s Senior Executive Director of Food and Child Nutrition Services Sally Cody.  “Regular and appropriate nutrition is very important for the physical, emotional, and mental growth of a child.”


For more information visit www.saisd.net/ADMIN/food, or call 227-3522.