Local schools offer Summer Feeding Programs beginning in JuneFree Access

Pleasanton ISD, Poteet ISD and Charlotte ISD will serve up good nutrition for local children this summer.

This summer, these three schools will provide children 18 years old and younger with healthy Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), meals at no cost to the child. SFSP is a U.S. Department of Agriculture nutrition program administered in the Lone Star State by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), for children who rely on school meals during the academic year. These meals offer a source of good nutrition when school is out for the summer vacation.

Jourdanton ISD will not be participating in the Summer Feeding Program this year. At JISD the amount of free/reduced students on campus is under 50 percent, TDA has exempt JISD from the Summer Feeding Program

Pleasanton ISD

While the program is free for those 18 and younger, adults may eat with their children for a charge of $2 per breakfast meal and $3.50 per lunch meal.

The Pleasanton ISD program will kick off June 3, with breakfast at the Junior High Campus Cafeteria from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at 1140 Jolly St. in Pleasanton. Lunch will be at the high school campus for this day only, from 11:30-12:30 p.m. at 900 W. Adams St. in Pleasanton.

The program begins June 4 at the Junior High Campus Cafeteria, with breakfast from 7:30 a.m.- 8:30 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The program will end on June 28. If you have any questions, please contact 830-569-1367

Poteet ISD

Bringing healthy summer meals to Poteet community children ensures kids have a healthy vacation and return to school ready to learn.

“Poteet children need good nutrition year-round so they can learn, grow and succeed in life” said Fernando Mendez, Director of Child Nutrition. “With nearly 2 million food insecure children living in Texas, these healthy meals are vital to nourishing young Texans during the summer vacation.”

Meals will be served June 5-27, at Poteet Junior High School, 1000 FM 1470, Mon,–Frid. Breakfast is 7:15 – 8 a.m. and lunch is 12 – 12:30 p.m.

Meals will also be served June 5-27 at the Poteet Elementary Cafeteria, 1100 School Drive in Poteet, Monday – Thursday. Breakfast is 7:30 a.m. – 8 a.m. and lunch at 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Those with questions may contact Fernando Mendez at 830-742-3567, ext. 1827.

Charlotte ISD

At Charlotte ISD, meals will be provided starting on June 3-July 15.

Breakfast will be from 7:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Meals will be provided at the High School Cafeteria, located at 41 Rose Blvd. in Charlotte. All children ages 1-18 are eligible to participate.

Those with any questions may contact Debbie Luna at 830-277-1712.

Pleasanton, Poteet and Charlotte ISD are non profit organizations partnering with TDA to serve meals across Texas. Families are encouraged to use these three tools to find a meal site anywhere in the state:

Call 2-1-1 to speak to a live operator.

Visit: www.Summer- Food.org for an interactive site locator map.

Text FOODTX to 877- 877.

Organizations partner with TDA to serve meals in areas where more than 50 percent of children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals in the National School Lunch Program. Eligible sponsoring organizations include schools, faith-based groups, nonprofit summer camps, government agencies and other tax-exempt organizations. All meal sites must be sponsored by an organization that has a contract with TDA.

Summer food program meal sites help children succeed by providing the nourishment they need to return to school in the fall ready to thrive.

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