Hillsboro ISD Starting May 29th, 2019 — will serve up good nutrition for local children throughout the month of June. Hillsboro ISD will bring healthy summer meals to children to ensure kids have a healthy vacation and return to school ready to learn. Starting May 29th Hillsboro ISD will connect 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 the 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.
“Hillsboro children need good nutrition year-round so they can learn, grow and succeed in life,” said Stewart Murray, Director of HISD Dining Services. “With nearly 2 million food insecure children living in Texas, these healthy meals are vital to nourishing young Texans during the summer vacation.” During the time May, 5/29/19 to 6/27/19 Hillsboro ISD will have free breakfast 7:15am - 8:15am and free lunch 11:00am - 12:30pm offered Monday - Friday. These summer meals will be offered at Hillsboro Junior High School. Adults are also invited to join in these nutritious meals at a low cost of $2.25 for an adult breakfast and $3.75 for an adult lunch.
Hillsboro 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:
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.