This summer, area youth ages 1-18 will be able to eat breakfast and lunch each weekday at no cost at one of four Humble ISD campuses. The free meals are part of the National School Lunch and Breakfast program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. School districts may elect to participate in the program and meals are provided at zero cost to those who partake.
Shirley Parker, director of child nutrition services for Humble ISD, said, “The program is offered at campuses in areas where at least 50 percent of the students in the area surrounding the school are economically disadvantaged. The program provides that any youths in the community can go to the school and eat for free. We have groups come from vacation Bible schools and daycare groups. We would love to have everyone in the community come and participate in the program. It’s free and available.”
Meals will be provided at the following schools and times: Park Lakes Elementary, meals will be provided from June 7-July 13 and July 17-Aug. 3 each weekday from 8-8:30 a.m. and noon-12:30 p.m.; Atascocita High School, meals will be provided from June 6-July 27 each weekday from 7:30-8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-noon; North Belt Elementary, meals will be provided from July 17-Aug. 3 each weekday from 8:30-9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-noon; and Sterling Middle School, meals will be provided from June 6-July 13 each weekday from 8:15-8:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-noon.
During the school year, nearly 14,000 Humble ISD students qualify for free or reduced price meals. Humble ISD is reimbursed at the applicable rate by the program. During the summer, Humble ISD is reimbursed on a free meal rate for all meals served. The summer menus are available on the Humble ISD website by clicking on the knife and fork at the top of the home page.
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