Lubbock ISD Teams with Texas Hunger Initiative to Fight Hunger

Published 06/07 2014 08:40AM

Updated 06/07 2014 08:52AM

LUBBOCK, TX (PRESS RELEASE) -- Lubbock ISD and ARAMARK are partnering with the South Plains Food Bank, the YWCA and the Texas Hunger Initiative (THI) to help connect more area children and teenagers 18 and younger to health and nutrition resources this summer. The official kickoff for this summer’s program begins at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 10, at the Cameron Court Apartments, 1001 N. Indiana Avenue.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) offers free summer meals (breakfast and lunch) to all children and teenagers 18 and younger at more than 30 sites around the City of Lubbock. Seven of those sites are Lubbock ISD elementary campuses: Alderson, 219 Walnut; Bayless, 2115 58th; Bean, 3001 Avenue N; Ervin, 1802 East 28th Street; Harwell, 4101 Avenue D; Jackson, 201 Vernon Avenue and Wester, 4602 Chicago Avenue.

Breakfast and noon meals that meet USDA nutritional guidelines will be available at the LISD cafeterias listed above, Monday through Thursday, through August 7. Breakfast is served from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Parents who wish for their children to participate do not have to fill out an application, merely bring their children.

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