Arlington ISD to Serve Up Good Nutrition for Local Children During Summer 2023
By Arlington ISD Communications
Posted on May 31, 2023, May 31, 2023

Arlington ISD

This summer, Arlington ISD will connect children 18 and younger and enrolled students with disabilities up to 21 years old with healthy, no-cost summer meals.

The Summer Food Service Program (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.

 “Arlington children need good nutrition year-round to learn, grow and succeed,” said Mr. David Lewis-Executive Director. “With nearly 2 million food insecure children living in Texas, these healthy meals are vital to nourishing young Texans during the summer vacation.”

 Breakfast and lunch will be provided on weekdays starting June 5, 2023, through June 30, 2023, at various elementary and junior high school locations. High Schools will serve meals from June 5 through July 28, 2023.

 Arlington 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 a live operator

 Visit for an interactive site locator map

 Text FOOD or COMIDA to 304-304

 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 with a contract with TDA.

 Summer meal sites help children succeed by providing the nourishment they need to return to school in the fall ready to thrive.

 USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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