Summer Meal Program - Summertime brings a break from school... but the need for good nutrition doesn't take a break!

Learning does not end when school lets out. Neither does the need for good nutrition.


Free Summer Meal Program!

   Announcing 2020 Summer Breakfast and Lunch Program Available to all children between the ages of 1 and 18.. This program is free to all children. 



  • Meal services will continue through July, per the schedule shown below.

  • Starting Tuesday, June 23, meal distribution hours on designated days will change to 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m

To reduce the health risk to staff preparing and serving meals, as well as parents and students picking up meals, RISD meal service sites are now operating three days a week, while still serving enough meals to feed students Monday through Friday.

  • Monday: No meals will be served at any of the designated sites.
  • Tuesday: All sites will be serving meals. Meals will be provided for both Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Wednesday: No meals will be served at any of the designated sites.
  • Thursday: All sites will be serving meals.
  • Friday: All sites will be serving meals. Meals will be provided for both Friday and the following Monday. Weekend boxes will also be available.

    Please note that RISD partner Be a Champion will continue to operate Monday - Friday at RISD school sites to provide supper and a snack to children.

Any child 18 or under can get free to-go meals from designated RISD schools and apartment complexes. Unless otherwise indicated, both a breakfast and a lunch will be provided at the same time so that students only need to make one trip a day to pick up meals.

The Texas Department of Agriculture now requires that parents picking up free meals for children, without the children present, must bring proof of the children that the meals are for.

Acceptable proof includes a school-issued student ID, report card, birth certificate, or a district verification message emailed to all RISD parents April 1. Please note that proof is not required when children come with a parent to a meal pickup location. Any child 18 or under can receive meals at a meal pickup location.

Children not enrolled in RISD can be provided meals, but documentation for each child must be provided for any child not present. This can be the child’s birth certificate, a report card or a school ID (from a different school district).

Student meals will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on designated days at the following school locations through June 18. Starting June 23, hours change to 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • Audelia Creek Elementary, 12600 Audelia Road, Dallas,TX 75243
  • Bukhair Elementary, 13900 Esperanza Road, Dallas, TX 75240
  • Dobie Pre-Kindergarten School, 14040 Rolling Hills Lane, Dallas, TX 75240
  • Forest Lane Academy, 9663 Forest Lane, Dallas, TX 75243
  • Hamilton Park Pacesetter Magnet, 8301 Towns Lane, Dallas, TX 75243
  • Lake Highlands Junior High, 10301 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas, TX 75238
  • Mark Twain Elementary, 1200 Larkspur Drive, Richardson, TX 75081
  • Merriman Park Elementary, 7101 Winedale Drive, Dallas, TX 75231
  • Northrich Elementary, 1301 Custer Road, Richardson, TX 75080
  • O. Henry Elementary, 4100 Tynes Drive, Garland, TX 75042
  • Richardson High School, 1250 W. Belt Line Road, Richardson TX 75080
  • Stults Road Elementary, 8700 Stults Road, Dallas, TX 75243
  • Thurgood Marshall Elementary, 9666 Ferris Branch Blvd., Dallas, TX 75243
  • Westwood Junior High, 7630 Arapaho Road, Dallas, TX 75248

Student meals will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on designated days at the following apartment complexes through June 18. Starting June 23, hours change to 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • Bosque Estates Apartments, 9655 Chimney Hill Lane, Dallas, TX 75243
  • La Mirada Apartments, 901 S. Coit, Richardson, TX 75080
  • Lavera at Lake Highlands, 9842 Audelia, Dallas, TX 75238
  • Linear on Esperanza Apartments, 13450 Esperanza, Dallas, TX 75240
  • Newport Landing Apartments,10850 Walnut Hill, Dallas, TX 75238
  • Northgate Village Apartments, 12303 Plano Road, Dallas, TX 75243
  • Sienna Springs Apartments, 9455 Skillman, Dallas, TX 75243
  • St. Croix Apartments, 12250 Abrams Road, Dallas TX 75243
  • Sun Colony Apartments, 10075 Royal Lane, Dallas, TX 75238
  • The Link, 9450 Forest, Springs, Dallas, TX 75243
  • The Vineyards at the Ranch, 9350 Skillman, Dallas, TX 75243


Find Summer Meals in Your CommunityUSDA Summer Meal Site Finder

Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the nation throughout the summer while school is out of session. Click this link to find a site near you.


Good nutrition is essential for learning in school. Continuing healthy eating habits is also important during the long hot summer months. Eating nutritious foods helps ensure students retain their hard learned knowledge… and to help them to keep right on learning throughout the summer. For many of these children, summer vacation can bring the temptation of eating empty calorie snacks and foods that are high in sugar, fats and sodium. And for many others, summer exposes students to an increased risk of hunger and developmental decline. Make seasonal fruits and vegetables a high priority for your snacks, meals and anytime.

Summertime is a time to play hard...but it is also a time to remember to eat right. Make sure good nutrition remains a priority all summer long, and students will return to school in the Fall healthy, sharp and ready to learn.

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