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Aldine ISD to provide Free Meals for the rest of the School year

Beginning Thursday, October 1, Aldine ISD Child Nutrition will offer free meals through an extended waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA).

Students learning on campus and at home can receive breakfast and lunch at no cost, for the remainder for the 2020-2021 school year. All students are eligible for one breakfast and one lunch per day per federal guidance. If a student eats breakfast and lunch on campus, the student is not eligible to pick up meals at the curbside meal site.

On-Campus Students

Students attending on-campus instruction are eligible to receive breakfast and lunch at no cost beginning Thursday, October 1. Parents or guardians can add funds to their child’s SchoolCafe account for a la carte purchases in preparation for the end of the USDA waiver.

After the waiver expires, Aldine ISD will switch back to the normal School Breakfast and Lunch program. Breakfast will be available for all students at no cost. Lunch will be charged based on meal status as free, reduced-price, or paid. Parents or guardians who need to complete a meal application for the 2020-2021 school year must do so by Thursday, October 1 to avoid a change with student eligibility. Visit SchoolCafe.com to apply online.

Home Students and Children 18 and Under

Free Meal Bundles, breakfast and lunch, are available to students participating in virtual learning, as well as children 18 and under, who are not currently enrolled in Aldine ISD. Participants are able to pick up breakfast and lunch bundles, curbside from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Meals are packaged with heating directions. Two stops and 14 meals.

Tuesdays: Breakfast and Lunch Bundle

• Tuesday

• Wednesday

• Thursday

Thursday: Breakfast and Lunch Bundle

• Friday

• Saturday

• Sunday

• Monday

Families with multiple children in different grade levels can pick up meal bundles at any one location. Pick up is available at the following sites:

• Aldine High School

• Blanson CTE High School

• Carver High School

• Davis High School

• Eisenhower High School

• MacArthur High School

• Nimitz High School

• Shotwell Middle School

• Escamilla Elementary

• Greenspoint Elementary

• Jones Elementary

• Wilson Elementary

The Texas Department of Agriculture policy requires parents or guardians picking up meals without a child present to present documentation for each child. (Accepted documentation is official letter/email/electronic school application, student report card, student ID card, attendance records with student’s names, or a birth certificate. Only one form is required.)

For more information, please visit the Aldine ISD Child Nutrition website.