In an effort to meet the needs of hungry children during the summer months, the federal government offers the Summer Food Service Program. This federal program ensures that all children have access to nutritious meals when school is not in session. Nationwide, an estimated 200 million free meals will be served to children by way of this program.
As part of our partnership, the Leander ISD community will host the summer feeding program at three locations, Monday through Friday, June 13 through July 31. Families are not required to attend LISD to participate in the summer meal program and do not need to apply. Families can simply bring their child to a summer meals site and receive a free breakfast and/or lunch. Adults over the age of 18 may purchase breakfast for $2.25 and lunch for $4.25 at all locations:
Running Brushy Middle School – 2303 Lakeline Blvd., Cedar Park: Breakfast: 9:30–10:30 a.m. Lunch: 12–1 p.m.
Twin Lakes Fellowship – 1150 S. Bell Blvd., Cedar Park: Breakfast: 9:30–10:30 a.m. Lunch: 12–1 p.m.
Reed Elementary School – 1515 Little Elm Trail, Cedar Park: Breakfast: 7:30–9 a.m. Lunch: 11:45–12:45 p.m.; Dates: June 13-28, July 9-19
Childhood hunger is a critically important issue for communities throughout the country. While most Americans cannot imagine living regularly without three square meals a day, many children, through no fault of their own, experience hunger on a daily basis.
On behalf of LISD, I am grateful for this program, and I support our continued participation in the summer meals program because such services meet the immediate needs of our children and help lead all students to bright futures.