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McAllen ISD school buses to deliver ‘Grab & Go’ meals to low-income communities during coronavirus scare

, Texas (Border Report) &#; Despite shuttering its doors and going to online instruction to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the largest school district in McAllen on Monday will begin delivering grab-and-go meals to children in this low-income region.

McAllen Independent School District will send yellow school buses full of hot lunches &#; and breakfast for the following morning &#; to 11 drop points throughout the city, including at four school campuses.

&#;The meals are available for anybody under age They don’t have to be in McAllen ISD. This includes toddlers and very small children,&#; Alexandra Molina, director of the district&#;s nutrition services, told Border Report on Wednesday morning. &#;Now that schools are closed, there is an increased need and we want to make sure all children in the area are fed properly.&#;

The &#;Grab & Go&#; program is similar to the district&#;s widely praised summer feeding program, which sends school buses full of meals to stops throughout the city where many low-income residents live. However, children will not eat on the buses as they do in the summer. They will merely pick up the food and leave. And rather than delivering dinner meals, there will only be one food pickup opportunity per day, Molina said.

&#;We’re really trying not to expose children and staff more than one time per day,&#; Molina said. &#;We&#;re trying to practice good social distancing.&#;

McAllen ISD, along with many school districts in South Texas, has announced that when Spring Break ends this week that classes will be taught online starting Monday through April 3. But there is a general expectation that date will be extended if COVID cases are confirmed in the region.

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Hidalgo County, as well as several other area counties, have already passed health emergency declarations ordering residents not to congregate in groups over 50 people.

Read a Border Report story on recent South Texas declarations.

South Texas has some of the highest poverty levels in the state and nation. The South Texas counties of Hidalgo, Cameron, Willacy, Zapata and Starr are the top five counties in the state of Texas with the highest rate of poverty, according to Census data on counties. In , Hidalgo County had a poverty rate of %, and % of children live in poverty, according to Census data.

Funding for the district&#;s school bus summer meals program is contingent upon the children eating together, but Molina said the district has applied for a waiver from the Texas Department of Agriculture given the unprecedented current coronavirus crisis and CDC recommendations for social distancing.

Aside from that, as this situation extends from week to week, they are also concerned about being supplied fresh fruits and vegetables and meeting TDA requirements for serving certain foods.

&#;We know eventually we’re going to have an issue with fresh produce and truck runs. Our food distributors come from all over the country and given this situation we know some of that will stop,&#; she said.

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McAllen ISD Summer Feeding Program begins, tackles food insecurity

MCALLEN, Texas (KVEO-TV) — As summer school is about to start for many students across the Rio Grande Valley, the McAllen Independent School District is spreading the word about its summer feeding program.

The program is a partnership with the Texas Department of Agriculture that begins on June 1.

McAllen ISD Director of Food Services, Alexandra Molina said lunch should be available for every child across the RGV but food insecurity is making it a challenge. 

According to Molina there has been an increase in families who are in need due to the pandemic.

She said in the past they have served over six million meals through the free summer feeding program. However, this year they are expecting the need to be greater. 

“Both last year and this year we expect higher numbers just because we are seeing more food insecurity,” she said.

Molina said the goal of the program is to make sure kids have the nutrition they need to learn physically and emotionally. 

According to Molina, the goal is to serve up to 8, children each day.

She said meals are available for kids ages one to eighteen and kids do not have to be enrolled in McAllen ISD to receive food. 

“Families can pick up and again children don’t have to be present and they will be getting breakfast and lunch,” she said.

Families interested in the Summer Feeding Program can call the McAllen Child Nutrition Program at

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Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at ()  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call () Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 

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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 
Independence Avenue, SW 
Washington, D.C. ;

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The McAllen Independent School District, in partnership with Texas Department of Agriculture, announces the sponsorship of free nutritious meals at participating feeding sites.

Adults may pick up meals for children with required supporting documentation (School ID number or birth certificate). Meal bundles will be offered Monday - Friday. Friday's bundle includes meals for Saturday & Sunday. Meals will be provided at the sites below. Children do not need to be McAllen ISD students to participate.

El Distrito Escolar Independiente de McAllen, en asociación con el Departamento de Agricultura De Texas, anuncia el patrocinio de comidas nutritivas gratuitas en los sitios de alimentación participantes.

Los adultos pueden recoger las comidas para los niños con documentación de respaldo (número de identificación de la escuela o certificado de nacimiento). Las comidas se proporcionarán en los siguientes sitios. Niños no es necesario ser estudiantes de McAllen ISD para participar.

Serving ALL children ages

Sirviendo a TODOS los niños de años

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Comida en el Acera y en la Comunidad Hora de Entrega de Comidas am pm

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Once again, McAllen ISD to provide free meals for students

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The McAllen Independent School District will continue to operate the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) under the Seamless Summer Option for the school year. 

All schools that operate CEP serve breakfast and lunch to all children at no charge and eliminate the collection of meal applications for free, reduced-price and paid student meals. This approach reduces burdens for both families and school administrators and helps ensure that students receive nutritious meals. 

McAllen ISD is also committed to continue to support non-McAllen ISD children under the age of 18 with some curbside feeding. McAllen ISD will publish curbside community feeding locations at the start of the school year on the district website (mcallenisd.org). 

For additional information, please contact McAllen Independent School District. Attention: Alexandra Molina, Director Child Nutrition Department at Warrior Drive Suite D McAllen, TX. The phone number is and Ms. Molina’s email is [email protected]

McAllen ISD has served free meals to all students since  

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McAllen ISD to distribute free meals during the summer

MCALLEN, Texas — Starting June 1 the McAllen Independent School District will be providing free meals this summer for children up to age

The district said the meals will be available at 18 different sites across McAllen each week from a.m. to p.m., Monday through Thursday.

The program begins June 1 at 10 sites and June 7 at eight additional sites, ending on July

Children do not have to be McAllen ISD students to receive a free meal.

Adults may pick up meals for children with required supporting documentation such as school ID number or child&#;s birth certificate.

Meal bundles for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will be offered on Thursdays.

All students attending McAllen ISD Summer School in person will receive daily meals at their campus and meal bundles on Thursday including meals for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

For additional information, call McAllen ISD Child Nutrition Program at

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