Lubbock ISD combats food insecurity during the summer - FOX34 Lubbock

Lubbock ISD combats food insecurity during the summer

LUBBOCK, Texas -

During the school year 22 million children receive free or reduced priced meals through the national school lunch program, so when school ends it can leave some children searching for a reliable meal.

Lubbock ISD will be serving two meals a day at more than 15 sites citywide. Last summer the school district successfully served 40 thousand meals, administrators expect more this year.

"When I first came to Lubbock it was closer to 30,000," said Lori Johnson, Lubbock ISD Child Nutrition Director. "So we have had an increase in the usage of the program over the last couple of summers."

The summer meal program will feed any person under the age of 18 and any students participating in summer school and accelerated learning camps. Getting students to the cafeteria during the summer has always been a priority.

The meal program started on May 30th and will run through August 1st, for a full list of meal sites click here.



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