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May 16, 2018 - Free Summer Meals Program Begins June 4


When school is out, our children need nutritious meals to continue to learn, grow and thrive.  With the summer food service program, children and teens, ages 18 and younger, can continue to eat healthy food throughout the summer at no cost, just by showing up at a participating location.

In partnership with the Texas Department of Agriculture, Plano ISD Food and Nutritional Services will be providing meals to the public at: Meadows Elementary School from June 4 to July 27, 2018  

  • Serving times will be from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday 
  • No form of identification is needed for a child to receive a meal. 
  • Adults over the age of 18 can purchase a meal for $3.75 

Silver Level of Excellence in Summer Meals Award

Plano ISD was honored in February for best practices as part of the Excellence in Summer Meals Campaign along with 17 other non-profits and municipalities. Plano ISD Food and Nutritional Services was presented with the Silver Level of Excellence in Summer Meals award at the Excellence in Summer Meals Campaign - Spotlight on Child Hunger program at Dallas City Hall.

Summer Meals Campaign Silver Award

Pictured from Plano ISD at the awards ceremony are Coordinator for Student Services James Thomas (left,gold tie), Nutritional Specialist Janet Howell (center in purple sweater) and Director of Food and Nutritional Services Cynthia Lee holding Silver Level of Excellence award (center).

The Excellence in Summer Meals Campaign is an initiative of the Dallas Office of the Texas Hunger Initiative, the Food Research and Action Center and the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. This campaign annually evaluates summer meal providers and recognizes those who meet the bronze, silver or gold levels of excellence. Those awarded are evaluated on the best practices of programming and operations, food quality and marketing and outreach.