Dallas Independent School District (ISD) is once again hosting a pop-up meal service to make sure children in the area have meals to eat over Thanksgiving.
The district has been providing meals to children in the community over the holiday break since 2017.
“The district wants to ensure that all students at Dallas ISD and in the community remain well-nourished through the school breaks,” Dallas ISD said in a statement. “The more families that participate, the longer we can keep these programs and continue helping students in the community.”
This year, families can visit 11 meal sites located throughout the district. All children 18 and under as well as students 21 and under with disabilities are eligible to receive three breakfasts and three lunches for free to enjoy over the holiday when school is not in session.
The nutrition team selects which menu items to serve based on their popularity and shelf life. The dishes this year include French Toast Sticks, Bean and Cheese Tamales, Maple Waffles and more. Families also have access to a home preparation guide which walks through how the meals should be stored and prepared before serving.
Three nutrition employees will be assigned to each site to hand out the meals from a delivery truck. In the event of rain, the meal service will be moved indoors. The meals will be served while supplies last.
In the past, the district has also provided meals over other school breaks, including spring break.