Austin ISD will partner with the Central Texas Food Bank to provide access to healthy food while campuses are closed for the Thanksgiving break.
AISD curbside meal sites will serve free seven-day meal packs prior to the break on Thursday, Nov. 19. Families may pick up an additional seven-days worth of meals at the Food Bank’s mass distribution event:
Date: Monday, Nov. 23
Time: 9 a.m. – noon
Location: Toney Burger Stadium, 3200 Jones Road (entrance is located on the north side of the facility off the eastbound Highway 290 Frontage Road)
In addition to the seven-day meal packs, the Central Texas Food Bank will provide attendees with an assortment of food items including protein, produce and dairy products.
Seven-day meal packs are free for any child younger than 19 as well as those older than 19 who utilize special education resources or who are enrolled in school to complete the requirements for a high school diploma.
Parents or caregivers may receive seven-day meal packs without children present by providing documentation (e.g., birth certificate, student ID card, report card, attendance record) at the point of meal service.
Meals feature foods that are cooked and prepared by staff in AISD kitchens. The healthy meals include protein, grains, fruits, vegetables and milk. Seven-day meal pack components will be chilled and served cold to be taken home and reheated.
AISD will resume weekly seven-day meal pack distribution at curbside meal sites on Thursday, Dec. 3.
Meals are available until all packages are distributed.