HISD program offers kids free meals every weeknight

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by Sherry Williams / KHOU 11 News

khou.com

Posted on November 11, 2013 at 4:00 AM

Updated Monday, Nov 11 at 3:20 PM

HOUSTON—Most restaurants have deals where kids eat free on certain nights, but there is a place where kids can eat free every weeknight.

Parents pay $3 dollars for their meals.  The place could be an Houston Independent School District school near you.  For a year now the district has provided free dinners for children and bargain dinners for adults on 46 different campuses.  The meals are paid for by a federal government program.

“HISD was one of the first districts in the state really to start putting this program on,” said Ray Danilowicz, HISD’s Executive General Manager of Food Services.

“We have an afterschool program with 50 kids and all 50 of them stay everyday and eat dinner,” said Brandi Brevard, the Principal of Eleanor Tinsley Elementary.

For free dinner no sign up or identification is required.  Students don’t even have to be enrolled in HISD. Any child from age one to 18 can eat free.

“Just show up,” Danilowicz said.

“(Students) are with us more and more, you know, get here at seven and don’t leave until six o’clock so they spend a lot of time here, which I think is good for them because we have structure and support for them,” Brevard said.  She added that her own children eat dinner regularly at her school.

Here is the full list of HISD schools that serve dinner:

2013-2014 HISD Food Services’ Dinner Meals Program Sites

(as of 11/8/13)

School

Serving Days

Serving times

Atherton

M-Th

5:00- 6:00

Blackshear

M- Th

5:00- 6:00

Bonham  El

M- F

5:00- 6:00

Brookline

M-F

5:00- 6:00

Bruce

M- Th

5:30- 6:30

Burnet ES

M- F

5:30- 6:30

Clifton MS

M- F

5:00- 6:00

Codwell El

M- Th

4:30- 5:30

Cornelius

M-Th

5:00- 6:00

Cullen MS

M- Th

5:00- 6:00

Dogan ES

M-Th

5:00 – 6:00

Eleanor Tinsley El

M-F

5:30- 6:30

Garden Oaks El

M-F

4:30- 5:30

Hartman MS

M- Th

5:00- 6:00

Henderson, NQ

M- F

5:00- 6:00

Hilliard El

M-F

4:45- 5:45

Jackson Md.

M- F

5:00- 6:00

Kelso El

M-F

5:15- 6:15

Lewis ES

M-Th

4:45- 5:45

Marshall Md.

M-Th

5:00- 6:00

MC Williams MS

M-Th

5:15- 6:15

McNamara ES

M-F

5:00 – 6:00

Park Place El

M-F

3:00- 4:00

Patrick Henry Md.

M- Th

5:00- 6:00

Peck El

M-Th

5:00- 6:00

Pleasantville El

M- F

5:00- 6:00

Port Houston

M-F

5:00- 6:00

Pugh El

M- F

4:15- 5:15

Reagan HS

M- Th

5:00- 6:30

Revere Md.

M- Th

5:00- 6:00

Reynolds ES

M-F

5:00- 6:00

Rusk

M-F

4:30- 5:30

Scarborough HS

M- Th

4:30- 5:30

Scroggins El

M-F

4:15- 5:15

Sharpstown HS

M- F

5:00- 6:00

Shearn ES

M- Th

4:45- 5:45

Sterling HS

M- F

5:00- 6:00

Sugar Grove

M- Th

5:00 – 6:15

Tijerina ES

M-F

5:00 – 6:00

Waltrip HS

M-F

5:00- 6:00

Washington HS

M- Th

5:00- 6:00

Westbury HS

M- F

5:00- 6:00

Windsor Village

M-F

5:00- 6:00

Woodson

M- Th

6:00- 7:00

Young Womens

M-Th

6:00- 7:00

 

 

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