BISD summer program offers free meals to kids
POSTED: Friday, June 7, 2013 - 4:35pm
UPDATED: Monday, June 10, 2013 - 4:45pm
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — Brownsville Independent School District announced that their annual Seamless Summer Option program begins on Monday. The program will give kids 18 and younger the opportunity to enjoy free meals every day for two months.
“Our goal is to reach out to as many students as possible – as many children as possible. Last year we served approximately 248,000 meals. Our goal this year is to reach out to as many as possible.”
Parents can also rest assured that the provided food will be healthy and nutritious.
“The meat will be an alternate, the milk, the vegetables, the fruit – it’ll be a nutritious meal like, just like the regular year.”
A couple students at Hanna High School expressed their excitement to have alternative meal options for both breakfast and lunch.
“Well some students wake up early, early and they can’t make it to school, or at least they can’t eat at home, or at least a good meal at home, so they’ll get to school hoping that they’ll be food, like at least something. And they, they’re happy because they get to eat before they go to class.”
“In the afternoons, it’s pretty good food I’m not gonna lie. It’s pretty chill. If we don’t like what they’re serving, there’s sandwiches, you know? So I can’t complain, it’s pretty good.”
But the Seamless Summer Option program is not just limited to BISD students though.
“Hanna High School is just one of 52 locations to participate in the Seamless Summer Option program, and this program is really great because anyone 18 years and younger can get a free meal even if they’re not enrolled at BISD or a resident of Brownsville.”
Reporting in Brownsville, Marty Watson, KVEO News Center 23.