School Districts Providing Food for Students

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According to the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), school lunches are important to improve a student’s health and well-being. There are a number of low-income students who rely on the lunches provided to support their learning and nutrition. According to research provided by the FRAC, free or reduced-price school lunches can do the following: 

  • Reduce Food Insecurity

  • Improve Dietary Intake

  • Positively Impact Health and Obesity Rates

  • Meet a Child’s Nutritional Needs Leading to a Better Learning Environment

In light of the current public health crisis, there are many families that are concerned about where their child’s next meal may come from. Austin area school districts are stepping up to support families by providing meals to students who rely on them daily. Click the links below to learn more about what school districts are doing to provide food access during the current statewide school closures.

UPDATE (3.22.2020): The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is managing all the school meal sites as a searchable database on their website. You can also click the button below to find free school meal pick-up locations near you.

FREE MEAL PICK-UP LOCATIONS

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