Austin Meals Program Summer 2020 Guide

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AUSTIN, TX—In Texas, it's estimated 1 in 7 Texans or 1.4 million households and over 4 million individuals experience food insecurity. While hunger and food insecurity are closely related, food insecurity signifies a lack of available financial resources for food at the level of the household, and Texas is one of just 15 states with higher food insecurity than the national average. As the 2019-2020 academic year comes to a close, and job losses continue as part of the reality of COVID-19, many families will shoulder the burden of not being able to provide meals for their household.

The following is a Meals Locator for eligible families in the Austin-area for Summer 2020. To learn more, click on the individual link

  • USDA Food and Nutrition Services :Using a site finder, residents are able to locate meal program services by entering address or zip code to be re-directed to the closest locations for food distribution. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a federally-funded, state-administered program.

  • School Meal Finder: Healthy, no-cost meals available to kids 18 and younger and enrolled students with disabilities up to 21 years old. Families may find a summer meal site by using the interactive map. The Texas Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Division administers the summer meal program.

  • Summer Food Service Program for Texas (SFSP): Provides free, nutritious meals to children who might otherwise go hungry when the school year has ended or is closed. The meals are usually provided along with educational or recreational activities.

  • Special Milk Program for Texas: Any child in a school or institution that participates in the Special Milk Program can get milk. Schools may elect to offer free milk to low-income children. In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Texas. Click link for eligibility requirements.

  • Central Texas Food Bank: In partnership with the Texas Department of Agriculture, the Central Texas Food Bank is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Children ages 18 and younger can get free, nutritious lunches at many participating sites across Central Texas.

  • Austin ISD: Through the Summer Food Service Program, Austin ISD will continue to serve free breakfast and lunch to local children and teens ages 18 and younger, regardless of economic status and whether or not the child attends AISD. Participants enjoy meals without any registration or identification requirements. Curbside meals will be offered at more than 15 sites. Austin ISD school buses will deliver meals throughout the community at more than 50 locations.

Curbside meal sites:

Akins Early College High School

May 26 – August, 31, 2020
Days: Monday – Friday, 11:00 – 1:00 PM, beginning June 1: 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Meals will not be served while the district is closed July 6 – 10, 2020.

Anderson High School

May 26 – August, 31, 2020
Days: Monday – Friday, 11:00 – 1:00 PM, beginning June 1: 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Meals will not be served while the district is closed July 6 – 10, 2020.

Blackshear Elementary School

May 26 – August, 31, 2020
Days: Monday – Friday, 11:00 – 1:00 PM, beginning June 1: 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Meals will not be served while the district is closed July 6 – 10, 2020.

Blanton Elementary School

May 26 – August, 31, 2020
Days: Monday – Friday, 11:00 – 1:00 PM, beginning June 1: 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Meals will not be served while the district is closed July 6 – 10, 2020.

Burnet Middle School

May 26 – August, 31, 2020
Days: Monday – Friday, 11:00 – 1:00 PM, beginning June 1: 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Meals will not be served while the district is closed July 6 – 10, 2020.

Cook Elementary School

May 26 – August, 31, 2020
Days: Monday – Friday, 11:00 – 1:00 PM, beginning June 1: 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Meals will not be served while the district is closed July 6 – 10, 2020.

Crockett Early College High School

May 26 – August, 31, 2020
Days: Monday – Friday, 11:00 – 1:00 PM, beginning June 1: 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Meals will not be served while the district is closed July 6 – 10, 2020.

Dawson Elementary School

May 26 – August, 31, 2020
Days: Monday – Friday, 11:00 – 1:00 PM, beginning June 1: 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Meals will not be served while the district is closed July 6 – 10, 2020.

Dobie Middle School

May 26 – August, 31, 2020
Days: Monday – Friday, 11:00 – 1:00 PM, beginning June 1: 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Meals will not be served while the district is closed July 6 – 10, 2020.

Eastside Memorial Early College High School

May 26 – August, 31, 2020
Days: Monday – Friday, 11:00 – 1:00 PM, beginning June 1: 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Meals will not be served while the district is closed July 6 – 10, 2020.

Govalle Elementary School

May 26 – August, 31, 2020
Days: Monday – Friday, 11:00 – 1:00 PM, beginning June 1: 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Meals will not be served while the district is closed July 6 – 10, 2020.

LBJ Early College High School

May 26 – August, 31, 2020
Days: Monday – Friday, 11:00 – 1:00 PM, beginning June 1: 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Meals will not be served while the district is closed July 6 – 10, 2020.

Linder Elementary School

May 26 – August, 31, 2020
Days: Monday – Friday, 11:00 – 1:00 PM, beginning June 1: 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Meals will not be served while the district is closed July 6 – 10, 2020.

Oak Hill Elementary

May 26 – August, 31, 2020
Days: Monday – Friday, 11:00 – 1:00 PM, beginning June 1: 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Meals will not be served while the district is closed July 6 – 10, 2020.

Perez Elementary School

May 26 – August, 31, 2020
Days: Monday – Friday, 11:00 – 1:00 PM, beginning June 1: 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Meals will not be served while the district is closed July 6 – 10, 2020.

Pleasant Hill Elementary School

May 26 – August, 31, 2020
Days: Monday – Friday, 11:00 – 1:00 PM, beginning June 1: 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Meals will not be served while the district is closed July 6 – 10, 2020.

T.A. Brown Elementary School

May 26 – August, 31, 2020
Days: Monday – Friday, 11:00 – 1:00 PM, beginning June 1: 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Meals will not be served while the district is closed July 6 – 10, 2020.

Uphaus Early Childhood Center

May 26 – August, 31, 2020
Days: Monday – Friday, 11:00 – 1:00 PM, beginning June 1: 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Meals will not be served while the district is closed July 6 – 10, 2020.


This article originally appeared on the Austin Patch

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