This summer Big Spring ISD will be serving up good nutrition for local children by bringing healthy meals to Howard County children. The purpose of the program is to ensure that kids have a healthy vacation and return to school ready to learn.
The program began today and it will be connecting 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 by 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 long summer vacation.
SERVING AT: Big Spring Jr. High School, 624 E. 6th St.
WHEN: May 29, 2018 - June 29, 2018, No Fridays
TIMES: Breakfast from 7:45 - 8:45 AM / Lunch from 11AM - 1PM
WHO: All children 18 years old and younger for FREE
Big Spring ISD is one of the nonprofit 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 an operator.
* Visit www.summerfood.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.