Nutrition Services received top honors for its school-based
initiatives and ongoing community outreach in Food Management magazine’s 2020
Best Concept awards competition.
The department was named Editor’s Choice Best Concept Awards
Best of Show for their efforts to feed families during the COVID-19 pandemic,
expand salad bars to all campuses, and launch a food literacy program to help
students understand the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.
The magazine also highlighted the department’s Good Food
campaign, which calls for all students to have access to nutritious food that
is flavorful, colorful, wholesome, and locally sourced, and recognized the team
for successfully converting from third-party management to self-operating
Beginning Monday, the Houston Independent School District will deliver a weeks’ worth of student meals directly to three apartment complexes with large concentrations of students in the Wheatley High School feeder pattern.
Offered through Nutrition Services Houston Eats catering
service, the delivery service will be provided through August as a complement
to the district’s curbside summer meals program.
The program is open to students who are between the ages 1
to 18 and live in the apartment complexes where the food is being delivered.
Participants do not have to be enrolled in HISD schools.
Seven sites to provide food for students and families in
partnership with Houston Food Bank
When the Houston Independent School District reopens its curbside summer meals program on Monday, July 20, it will do so with 12 sites strategically located throughout the city.
Seven of those locations will be operated in partnership
with the Houston Food Bank, allowing families to pick up several days’ worth of
student meals as well as packages of produce — and other food items when
available — for families.
HISD Nutrition Services previously operated several dozen
smaller sites but streamlined operations to maximize resources in areas with
the most need and reduce staff needed on site as COVID-19 cases continue to rise
across the city.
The Houston Independent School
District is temporarily closing most Curbside Summer Meals sites beginning
Friday, July 3, due to guidance from public health officials and rising numbers
of COVID-19 cases throughout the city.
Five strategically located sites offering
both Curbside Summer Meals and the Houston Food Bank’s Coronavirus Food
Assistance Program — which provides families with 30-pound boxes of produce — will
Those sites are Sam Houston Math,
Science, and Technology Center, Revere Middle School, and Kashmere, Chavez, and
Milby high schools.
The Fresh Bus produce delivery
program will come to an end this week as the grant provided by the Texas Department of Agriculture
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program has concluded.
Final produce deliveries scheduled for Thursday are
canceled due to inclement weather.
Families in need are encouraged to visit one of the district’s Curbside Summer Meals sites, where they can pick up several days’ worth of student meals on Mondays and Thursdays.
The curbside summer meals site at Chavez High School is temporarily closed for cleaning and sanitization due to a possible case of the COVID-19 virus.
The new site had been scheduled to begin
serving curbside summer meals for students and boxed produce for families on
Monday. It is now closed until further notice.
Two curbside summer meals sites will be closed from June 15 to June 29, following a confirmed case of the COVID-19 virus.
Paige and Port Houston elementary schools will be deep-cleaned and sanitized during the temporary closure.
Impacted employees have been notified and are
now in self-quarantine in accordance with public health guidelines. Health
authorities do not believe families participating in the curbside summer meals program
Three curbside summer meals sites are closed effective Monday, June 8, and will remain closed until further notice.
Summer meals sites at R. P. Harris and Nathaniel Q. Henderson elementary schools are closed due to facility issues, while the site at Oates Elementary School is closed due to a confirmed case of the COVID-19 virus. The case is not related to HISD Nutrition Services or its curbside summer meals program, but it does impact the availability of the site.
Six curbside summer meals sites and all Fresh Bus produce delivery stops have been canceled for Thursday, June 4, following a confirmed case of the COVID-19 virus.
The six summer meals sites closed on Thursday include Bastian,
Foster, Shearn, Thompson, and Whidby, and R. P. Harris elementary schools. All
other scheduled summer meals sites will remain open.
The temporary closure will allow for deep cleaning and
sanitization of affected schools and district facilities. Fresh Bus produce
delivery and the curbside summer meals site at R. P. Harris Elementary School are
expected to resume normal operations on Monday, June 8. The remaining five
school sites are expected to reopen Thursday, June 18.
The Houston Independent School District has added six school sites to its curbside Summer Meals program, which launched Monday, June 1.
New locations include:
- Holland Middle School, 1600 Gellhorn Dr.; 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Pilgrim Academy, 6302 Skyline Dr.; 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Shadowbriar Elementary School, 2650 Shadowbriar Dr.; 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
- Ashford Elementary School, 1815 Shannon Valley Dr.; 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Piney Point Elementary School, 8921 Pagewood Lane; 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
- Emerson Elementary School, 9533 Skyline Dr.; 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.