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AISD to distribute meals for winter break

Thursday, December 17, 2020 by Katy McElroy

This winter break, Austin Independent School District is partnering with the Central Texas Food Bank to make sure Austin families have access to healthy food. Prior to the break, today the district is setting up curbside meal sites to serve free seven-day meal packs. There will also be two mass distribution events where families may pick up an additional seven days’ worth of meals on Monday, Dec. 21, and Wednesday, Dec. 30, at Nelson Field, 7105 Berkman Drive, from 9 a.m. to noon. These meal packs are free for any child younger than 19 as well as those older than 19 who utilize special education resources or who are enrolled in school to complete the requirements for a high school diploma. There will be other food available in addition to the meal packs. Parents or caregivers may receive seven-day meal packs without children present by providing documentation such as a birth certificate, student ID card, report card or attendance record  at the point of meal service. The meals are well-rounded and feature foods that have been cooked and prepared by staff in AISD kitchens. They will be served cold to be taken home and reheated.

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