North East ISD is committed to making sure students have access to nutritious meals during this extended coronavirus school closure. That’s why NEISD’s School Nutrition Services and Transportation departments are teaming up to deliver more meals to students.
NEISD’s Executive Director of Transportation, Jack Deforrest stresses how important this partnership is.
“Many of our students in the District do not have food security,” said DeForrest. “This operation will allow us to get several thousand meals delivered in just a few hours, and that number may even grow as families adjust to the delivery schedule.”
NEISD Fresh Express buses are now delivering meals in the LEE, MacArthur, Churchill, Roosevelt and Madison clusters. The goal is to reach students who don’t have a way to get to one of our 32 curbside meal pickup campuses.
The bus will offer one breakfast and lunch option each day to all children 18 and under who are present at the stop. The lunch is intended to be eaten that day and the breakfast can be saved for the next morning.
“While student transportation is our primary mission, we have the ability, staff and enthusiasm to deliver nearly anything the community might need,” said DeForrest.