AISD providing lunch for students at 14 places in Austin, despite school cancelation

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Although school was canceled for Austin Independent School District students Friday due to coronavirus concerns, the district will still be preparing curbside lunches for students.

AISD Operations Officer Matias Segura said students under 19-years-old can pick up food from 12-1:30 p.m. at the following sites:

  • Dobie Middle School
  • Cook Elementary School
  • Burnet Middle School
  • LBJ Early College High School
  • Govalle Elementary School
  • T.A. Brown Elementary School
  • Eastside Memorial Early College High School
  • Dawson Elementary School
  • Linder Elementary School
  • Crockett Early College High School
  • Pleasant Hill Elementary School
  • Houston Elementary School
  • Akins Early College High School
  • Perez Elementary School

AISD says the meals will be provided Friday as well as Monday through Friday starting March 23 if school remains closed. The district is on Spring Break next week.

Families are asked to stay in their cars if they drive and employees will provide meals for each child in the car. Families who walk, bike or take public transit can also pick up meals outside. Children must be present to receive meals, AISD said. All the lunches will have protein, grains, fruit and vegetables, with the option of also having milk and compostable cutlery.

The district chose these locations because 50% or more students who attend receive meal benefits.

AISD said it is working in collaboration with the Texas Department of Agriculture.

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