MCALLEN, Texas — McAllen ISD in partnership with the city of McAllen and other local organizations coming together to promote their summer feeding program.
The program will include 62 sites where children between the ages of 1-18 can receive a free breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Districts with more than 50 percent economically disadvantaged children must provide a program and all meals are reimbursed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Alexandria Molina, Director of Child Nutrition – McAllen ISD, “Last year we served 176,000 meals in a 39-day period. This year we are serving 40 days and our goal is to serve more than 200,000 meals.“
Dalinda Gonzalez-Alcantar, CEO – McAllen B&G Club, “There is till an opportunity to register for summer camp and again if you register for summer camp at our club we serve them nutritious meals through the summer food program with McAllen ISD. Breakfast, lunch, as well as a snack, so they can actually go to https://bgcmcallen.net/ and they can register there.“
To find summer feeding locations, visit https://www.mcallenisd.org/ or https://www.mcallen.net/. You can also dial a state hotline number (2-1-1) to get locations near you. Or, send a text. Type the word “Foodtx” and send to 877-877. For more information on the program, contact the McAllen ISD Child Nutrition Department at (956) 632-3226.