HISD will serve meals free of charge to students all year, thanks to a combination of waivers and programs at the state and federal level.
HISD serves free breakfast in the classroom all year long, but support for the morning meal will also come from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Texas Department of Agriculture until Sept. 30. The departments will also help HISD serve lunch free of charge to the one-third of HISD students not already covered by the Community Eligibility Program. Earlier this year, HISD certified 191 schools to participate in the Community Eligibility Program and receive free breakfast and lunch.
The district will work with both the USDA and TDA to gain additional guidance on extending their support beyond Sept. 30. Continue reading