Starting Oct. 1, all children up to age 18 and adults with special needs up to age 21 will be able to receive one free breakfast and lunch meal every school day.
The free meals are being made possible due to waivers placed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that will extend the free summer meals program to ensure all children have access to nutritious food.
In-person learners at all Mansfield ISD campuses will access their meals as usual during their designated meal periods at no cost. Second meals, additional entrees, sides and snacks will be available for in-person learners to purchase.
Virtual learners and all other individuals will be able to receive the free meals curbside on every school day from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the following 13 sites:
- Janet Brockett Elementary School
- Imogene Gideon Elementary School
- Glenn Harmon Elementary School
- Carol Holt Elementary School
- Thelma Jones Elementary School
- D.P. Morris Elementary School
- Erma Nash Elementary School
- Annette Perry Elementary School
- Alice Ponder Elementary School
- Tarver Rendon Elementary School
- Mary Jo Sheppard Elementary School
- Elizabeth Smith Elementary School
- Cora Spencer Elementary School
Families can visit any of the above participating sites. (Note: Elementary schools not listed will end their curbside meal service on Oct. 1.)
The free packaged meals will be distributed in a drive-thru fashion. No one will need to exit personal vehicles; and if the child is not present, a form of ID or proof of enrollment will need to be presented on site.
Walkers and bike riders are also welcome to grab a meal to go.
The free meals service will last through Thursday, Dec. 17. View menu information here.