Kids Summer Lunch Programs Still Active
The first day of school for a lot of East Texas students is still a month away and summer is still in full swing and so is the kids summer free lunch program. Just like the hot East Texas summer sun, hunger doesn't take the summer off! The Texas Department of Agriculture has teamed up with several schools and non-profit organizations to help bring a nutritious healthy meal to kids 18 and younger at no cost. This program was created to ensure that a nutritious meal would be available for children in low-income areas throughout the summer when they usually don't have access to a school breakfast or lunch.
Visit the website to find a location near you that is serving breakfast and lunches to children for free this summer. You may also call 211 from any phone for more details or text 'FOODTX' to 877-877 for more information too.
The program also offers kids fun activities along with a chance about good nutrition too.