Summer for students means no more classes and fun in the sun, but for many kids it also means they may not get three square meals every day. According to the district, during this school year about 65 percent of Garland ISD students qualified for free or reduced meals.
According to Student Nutrition Services, 67,493 summer meals were served last year.
For several years GISD has held a summer feeding program to keep students and area children fed during the summer. This summer’s feeding program kicked off June 4 and will run through July 18 at select campuses and open to anyone from ages 1-18, Monday-Friday.
The meals are free, but the district asks that students be accompanied by an adult and that they eat their meal on site. Registration is not required.
Breakfast is 8:30 – 9 a.m., lunch is noon to 12:30 p.m., 11-11:30 a.m. for Pathfinder Achievement Center.
Campuses that will be serving summer meals are
Austin Academy for Excellence on Thursdays on Aug. 1
Bullock Elementary June 4-26, Monday-Thursday,
Cisneros Prekindergarten June 4-28, Monday-Friday
Cooper Elementary June 4-26, Monday-Thursday
Coyle Middle School June 10-26 and July 8-18, Monday-Thursday
Daugherty Elementary June 4-28, Monday – Friday
Davis Elementary June 4-28, Monday – Friday
Gilbreath-Reed Career and Technical Center June 10-20, Monday-Thursday
Lister Elementary June 4-26, Monday-Thursday
Lyles Middle School June 10-26, Monday-Thursday
Memorial Pathway Academy June 5-27, Monday-Thursday
Naaman Forest High School, June 5-27 and July 15-26, Monday – Friday
Pathfinder Achievement Center June 10-July 18, Monday-Thursday
Parsons PreK June 4-28, Monday-Friday
Roach Elementary June 4-26, Monday-Thursday
Rowlett Elementary June 4-26, Monday-Thursday
Sellers Middle School June 10-26 and July 8-25, Monday-Thursday
Shugart Elementary, June 4-26, Monday-Thursday
South Garland High June 5-27 and July 15-26, Monday-Thursday
Weaver Elementary June 4-28, Monday-Friday.
For questions about summer meals, contact Ryan Chasak, Summer Program supervisor, at 972-494-8322 ext. 74170.
Summer meal menus can be found at schools.mealviewer.com/district/garlandisd.