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AISD free meal program gets an extension

Friday, October 16, 2020 by Tai Moses

Austin ISD students will now receive free school meals until the last day of school on June 3, thanks to an extension from the Texas Department of Agriculture’s school meal program. Anneliese Tanner, executive director of Food Service and Warehouse Operations at AISD, said in a news release, “The challenges families are facing because of the pandemic reach far beyond the economic impact. More now than ever, parents and caregivers are tasked with countless roles and responsibilities. By offering free meals for all students, we are not only expanding healthy food access, but we are providing a convenience for families that helps bring better food to all students in Austin.” Students learning on campus will get free breakfast and lunch in the classroom or in the cafeteria, where social distancing guidelines are in place. Students who are at home doing remote learning will receive seven days of free meals that can be picked up each Thursday at curbside locations throughout the city. Find more information about the school district’s school meal program, including meal pickup sites and times, here.

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