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Austin ISD to provide meals during cancellations, add 54 meal delivery sites

Austin ISD school buses will visit each of the sites for 15-20 minutes for meal distribution.

AUSTIN, Texas — Leaders with the Austin Independent School District announced March 16 that it had canceled classes from March 23 to April 3, but they want to make sure their students are well-fed during the closures. 

Austin ISD posted on their website on Wednesday that, starting Monday, they will offer meal delivery sites, as well as curbside delivery.

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According to AISD's website, meals will be delivered Monday through Friday at the sites and approximate times listed here

Austin ISD school buses will visit each of the sites for 15 to 20 minutes for meal distribution. And families are asked to get to the sites 10 minutes before the bus gets there. Kids, parents and caregivers will pick up their meals from the school bus, lining up six feet from the door of the bus and six feet from each other.

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Curbside meal sites will also be available Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Families are asked to stay in their cars and not enter buildings during meal pick up. 

AISD said families do not need to be in a car to get the meals and families who come by walking/biking/transit will still be able to receive food outside the campuses.

  1. Blackshear Elementary School
  2. Blanton Elementary School
  3. Cook Elementary School
  4. Dawson Elementary School
  5. Govalle Elementary School
  6. Houston Elementary School
  7. Linder Elementary School
  8. Perez Elementary School
  9. Pleasant Hill Elementary School
  10. T.A. Brown Elementary School
  11. Burnet Middle School
  12. Dobie Middle School
  13. Akins Early College High School
  14. Crockett Early College High School
  15. Eastside Memorial Early College High School
  16. LBJ Early College High School

AISD said the sites were picked based on 50% or more students receiving meal benefits. Each student will get one breakfast and one lunch meal every day. 

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Students, parents, and caregivers will also get a weekend pack on Fridays to help provide additional food security. AISD said food is available until it runs out.

The breakfast and lunch meals will be made by AISD staff and they'll be chilled and served to be taken home and reheated. Some meals include protein, grains, fruits and vegetables.

Families are recommended to complete the meal pre-order form for their preferred curbside or delivery site, according to AISD. They said pre-ordering is not required, however, doing so will help ensure food does not run out. You can find the forms here.

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