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AISD lets no child go hungry

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 by Tai Moses

Austin Independent School District wants to make sure no Austin kid goes hungry this summer because school is out. The school district will be providing freshly prepared, healthy meals that include protein, grains, fruits, vegetables and milk at more than 50 of its schools over the summer. The meals are free to all kids younger than 19 – they don’t need to attend an AISD school – as well as special ed students who are older than 19 or working on getting their high school diploma. According to AISD, the summer meal program is a USDA nutrition initiative administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture, and, “Picking up these free meals provides funding to Austin ISD, which in turn allows us to expand food access to even more families.” Families may text FOOD or COMIDA to 512-229-9110 or find a list of free summer meal sites here. All meal sites will be closed July 5-9.

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