North East ISD students and community members under the age of 18 are staying fed this summer thanks to the District’s Summer Food Service Program. Free meals are being offered at more than 20 sites, including NEISD campuses, public libraries, Morgan’s Wonderland and the Dellview Community Pool.
NEISD’s Summer Meal Program ensures students have access to at least one nutritious meal per day, and that impact is already being felt in the Wood Middle School community.
“This is my fifth year to see the summer meals program in action and this is the biggest turn out I’ve seen so far,” said Maureen Rodriguez, Summer School Principal at Wood Middle School. “The community parents that come in are warm and welcoming, and they just love this program. They bring kids of all ages, from toddlers to teens. You can tell they thoroughly enjoy it and appreciate it.”
Accompanying adults may purchase lunch for $3.40 or breakfast for $2.20.
North East ISD also utilizes a bus, donated by the Transportation Department, to travel to four different neighborhoods in the Churchill, Madison, and Roosevelt clusters each day to serve hot and nutritious meals to students unable to visit other locations. Our Books and Bites Mobile Bus Café also allows students the opportunity to check out and return books from NEISD libraries at the school bus.