HOUSTON -- Thirty-two schools in the Houston Independent School District are serving free dinner to students.

HISD says with more students spending most of their day at school, Food Services has partnered with the 21st Century Community Learning Center program to ensure students have access to healthy meals each day.

District officials say the newly implemented program allows any child under the age of 18 to eat a free, healthy dinner during the school week. All the meals served meet the nutrition requirements established by USDA s Child and Adult Care Food Program.

Dinner meals are served Monday through Friday. Those wanting to participate are encouraged to contact a dinner site for times.

HISD says the program is expected to be offered at 50 campuses next school year.

Below are the participating schools:

  • Alcott Elementary School
  • Atherton Elementary School
  • Attucks Middle School
  • Black Middle School
  • Blackshear Elementary School
  • Brookline Elementary School
  • Bruce Elementary School
  • Cornelius Elementary School
  • Dowling Middle School
  • Fleming Middle School
  • Fonville Middle School
  • Furr High School
  • Henderson Elementary School
  • Jackson Middle School
  • Marshall Middle School
  • McReynolds Middle School
  • Sam Houston High School
  • Henry Middle School
  • Port Houston Elementary
  • Revere Middle School
  • The Rusk School
  • Ryan Middle School
  • Scarborough High School
  • Sharpstown Middle School
  • Shearn Elementary School
  • Sterling High School
  • Thomas Middle School
  • Washington High School
  • Welch Middle School
  • Woodson K-8
  • Wainwright Elementary School
  • Windsor Village Elementary School
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