Posted Date: 06/13/2019
Providing healthy summer meals ensures kids have a healthy vacation and return to school ready to learn.
This summer, La Joya ISD will connect children 18 years old and younger with healthy Seamless Summer Option (SSO) meals at no cost to the child.
SSO is a U.S. Department of Agriculture nutrition program administered in the Lone Star State by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA). For the children who rely on school meals during the academic year, these meals offer a source of good nutrition when school is out for the long summer vacation.
Our children need good nutrition year-round so they can learn, grow and succeed in life,” said Galina Reyes, LJISD Child Nutrition Services Director. “With nearly 2 million food insecure children living in Texas, these healthy meals are vital to nourishing young Texans during the summer vacation.”
La Joya ISD is partnering with TDA to serve breakfast and lunch across the school district beginning June 3rd at the attached times and locations.
Families are encouraged to use these three tools to find a meal site anywhere in the state:
· Call 2-1-1 to speak to a live operator
· Visit www.SummerFood.org for an interactive site locator map
· Text FOODTX to 877-877
Organizations partner with TDA to serve meals in areas where more than 50 percent of children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals in the National School Lunch Program. Eligible sponsoring organizations include schools, faith-based groups, nonprofit summer camps, government agencies and other tax-exempt organizations. All meal sites must be sponsored by an organization that has a contract with TDA.
Summer food program meal sites help children succeed by providing the nourishment they need to return to school in the fall ready to thrive.
*It is the policy of La Joya Independent School District not to discriminate on the basis of sex, age, handicap, religion, race, color, or national origin in its educational programs.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.