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Kids eat free with AISD

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by Tai Moses

Summer vacation doesn’t have to mean the end of free school lunches. The Austin Independent School District, in partnership with the Texas Department of Agriculture, is offering free breakfasts and lunches to all children up to the age of 18 this summer, regardless of their school affiliation. A lot of kids rely on school meals during the academic year, and when school lets out, their nutrition suffers. With AISD’s Summer Food Service Program, kids can show up to get a healthy meal at no cost, without any IDthey just have to be human and hungry. Anneliese Tanner, AISD’s executive director of food services, said in the program announcement, “Children need good nutrition year-round so they can learn, grow and succeed in life. With nearly one in four children food-insecure in Austin, these healthy meals are vital to nourishing young Texans during the summer vacation.” Here’s a list of AISD summer meal sites, dates and times. You can also text FOODTX to 877-877.


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