Austin ISD to provide free meal packs for Thanksgiving break

Austin ISD is partnering with Central Texas Food Bank to provide access to healthy food while campus is closed for Thanksgiving break next week.

Austin ISD families can pick up seven days’ worth of meals from the CTX Food Bank’s mass distribution event on November 23, 9 am to 12 pm at Toney Burger Stadium on Jones Road. Meals are available until all packages are distributed.

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Austin ISD is partnering with Central Texas Food Bank to provide access to healthy food while campus is closed for Thanksgiving break next week.

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In addition to the 7-day meal packages, the food bank will offer attendees a variety of foods, including protein, products, and dairy products, according to AISD.

Seven-day meal packages are free, according to AISD, for all children under the age of 19, as well as children over the age of 19 who use special educational resources or are enrolled in school to meet requirements for a high school diploma. Parents or carers can receive meal packages without children present by presenting documents (e.g. birth certificate, student ID, certificate, attendance list) at the location of the meal service.

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Meals include foods cooked and prepared by staff in AISD kitchens. These include protein, grains, fruits, vegetables and milk, according to the district. The components of the seven-day meal are served chilled and cold to be taken home and reheated.

AISD will resume weekly distribution of 7-day meal packages at roadside locations on Thursday, December 3rd.

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