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Keeping our Kids Well-Nourished with a Third Meal

2012 December 12
by HISD Communications

HISD believes in taking care of the whole child, which means not only giving them the tools to grow academically, but to flourish physically as well — and research shows the two efforts are closely connected. Building on HISD’s successful First Class Breakfast program, which provides a free breakfast to students right in the classroom, a new program is now providing a nutritious dinner to students.

Food Services has partnered with the district’s Twenty-First Century Community Learning Center program to serve the third meal of the day. The program allows students to eat a free dinner on campus during the school week. 

Jonnelle Hollins, Manager of HISD After School Programs, says the dinner meal served at these schools may be some students’ only meal until the next school day. It makes a difference in many of our children’s lives. By the end of the 2012-2013 school year, more than 30 campuses will be participating in the new program.

Dinners are served from 5 to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday at all dinner sites and Friday at select sites from 4 to 5 p.m. All meals are free of charge to kids ages 1 through 18. Parents can contact their child’s school to see if the program is available or contact HISD Food Services at 713-491-5938.

Schools currently participating in the Dinner Meals Program are:

  • Atherton Elementary School
  • Blackshear Elementary School
  • Brookline Elementary School
  • Cornelius Elementary School
  • Dowling Middle School
  • Fonville Middle School
  • Furr High School
  • Marshall Middle School
  • Sam Houston High School
  • Port Houston Elementary
  • The Rusk School
  • Ryan Middle School
  • Scarborough High School
  • Washington High School
  • Woodson K-8
  • Wainwright Elementary School
  • Windsor Village Elementary School

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