School may be out for summer, but the Houston Independent School District (HISD) is opening its doors to kids to get free breakfast and lunch until Thursday, July 3. More than 250 elementary, middle, and high schools are participating in this program, which also offers discounted meals to adults.
The HISD Summer Meals Program began on June 5 and is serving no-cost meals to children all across the city. No proof of address is necessary to participate – any child under 18 is eligible. Children are not required to be enrolled in summer school to take advantage of this offering, and parents/guardians do not need to provide proof of income. Adults can also participate in the program. Anyone over the age of 18 can purchase food for the reduced price of $2.75 for breakfast and $4.00 for lunch.
The full list of participating campuses is on the HISD website.
Different schools may offer meals at different times, so it’s best to call the specific campus you plan to visit to verify their serving times before heading over. Breakfast is typically served between 7:30 and 8:30 am, and lunch is typically offered between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 pm. Meals are not served on Fridays.
Meals are designed with children’s best nutritional interests in mind. They include the nutrients and vitamins needed to fuel their growing minds and bodies.
For more information about the HISD Summer Meals Program, visit their official website. You can also call HISD Nutrition Services at 713-491-5944.
Still looking for free kids meals after July 3? Dial 2-1-1, or call the City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department at 713-676-6833. They offer a similar program through August.
And don’t forget to check out our Ultimate List of Free and Cheap Things to Do in Houston this Summer.