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FWISD to Host Kickoff for Summer Meals Program

The Fort Worth ISD Child Nutrition Services Department, in partnership with the Texas Hunger Initiative, Blue Zones Project and Texas Wesleyan University football, is hosting a Summer Meals Kickoff event ,June 13.

Area children and teens are invited to attend the event, slated for 10 a.m. June 13 at Dunbar High School, 5700 Ramey Ave., which offers health and nutrition resources. The District will offer free breakfasts and lunches to children 18 years of age or under Monday through Thursday, June 5- June 27, 2019

“For many kids, summertime means food, friends and fun. For families who count on school breakfast and lunch, however, the summer months can be stressful and family food budgets have to be stretched even further,” Catherine Nicholson, regional director for the Texas Hunger Initiative-Dallas, said in a recent statement. “During the summer, kids can also lose out on multiple, months of learning and physical activity that they would normally get at school.” 

Multiple sites across the Fort Worth ISD are among 200 Tarrant County facilities offering free meals to children under 18 this summer.  The meals are funded by the U.S.  Department of Agriculture and follow USDA nutrition guidelines.

The program is open to children under 18 who wish to receive a free meal and does not require enrollment in any summer program. 

Free meals are available at the following FWISD sites this summer:

# 001 Carter Riverside High School                                   # 002 Arlington Heights High School

# 003 South Hills High School                                            # 004 Diamond Hill High School

# 005 Dunbar High School                                                   # 006 Eastern Hills High School

# 008 Northside High School                                              # 009 Poly Technical High School                                            

# 010 Paschal High School                                                    # 011 Trimble Tech High School

# 014 Southwest High School                                               # 015 Western Hills High School

# 016 O.D. Wyatt High School                                             # 018 Middle Level Learning Center

# 045 Forest Oak Middle School                                         # 050 McLean Middle School

# 056 Riverside Middle School                                           # 057 Rosemont Middle School

# 058 Stripling Middle School                                              # 062 International Newcomers Academy

# 063 Como Montessori                                                         # 070 McClung Middle School

# 071 Benbrook Middle/High School                                # 084 World Languages Institute

# 087 IM Terrell STEM/VPA                                                # 105 West Handley Elementary School

# 111 Carter Park Elementary School                                 # 116 Lily B. Clayton Elementary School

# 121 DeZavala Elementary School                                    # 122 Diamond Hill Elementary School

# 123 S.S. Dillow Elementary School                                 # 125 Eastern Hills Elementary School

# 127 C.C. Moss Elementary School                                 # 129 Leadership Academy at John T. White              

# 132 Glen Park Elementary School                                   # 135 Van Zandt Guinn Elementary School                               

# 146 M.H. Moore Elementary School                              # 147 Morningside Elementary School

# 149 North Hi Mount Elementary School                      # 157 Luella Merrett Elementary School

# 159 Versia L. Williams Elementary School                  # 160 M.M. Walton Elementary School

# 161 Sam Rosen Elementary School                                # 163 Bruce Shulkey Elementary School

# 167 South Hills Elementary  School                               # 172 W.J. Turner Elementary School

# 180 Western Hills Elementary School                          # 184 Worth Heights Elementary School

# 206 Bill J. Elliott Elementary School                             # 222 Clifford Davis Elementary School 

# 225 Bonnie Brae Elementary                                            # 226 Seminary Hills Park Elementary School


Serving dates and times for each campus may vary. For more information please visit www.summerfood.org, text FOODTX to 877-877 or call the FWISD Child Nutrition Department at 817-814-3540 or 817-814-3500. 

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