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Grand Prairie ISD Will Serve up Good Nutrition for Local Children This Summer

This summer, Grand Prairie ISD will connect children 18 years old and younger with healthy meals at no cost to the child.

Seamless Summer Option (SSO) is a U.S. Department of Agriculture nutrition program administered in Texas by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA). For the children who rely on school meals during the academic year, these meals offer a source of good nutrition when school is out for the long summer vacation.

“Grand Prairie children need good nutrition year-round so they can learn, grow and succeed in life,” said GPISD Child Nutrition Director Domenik Peterson. “With nearly 2 million food insecure children living in Texas, these healthy meals are vital to nourishing young Texans during the summer vacation.”

In Cafeteria meals:

WHEN:                 

  • Monday – Friday, June 1 – July 30 (closed the week of July 5- 9)
  • Breakfast: 8:00am – 8:00am
  • Lunch: 11:00am – 12:00pm

WHERE:

  • Grand Prairie High School – 101 Gopher Blvd.
  • Young Women’s Leadership Academy – 1204 E. Marshall Drive
  • Travis World Language Academy – 525 N. E. 15th Street
  • Seguin Elementary – 1450 S.E. 4th Street
  • Garcia Elementary – 2444 Graham
  • Whitt Fine Arts Academy – 3320 S Edelweiss
  • Bowie Fine Arts Academy – 425 Alice Drive
  • Daniels Elementary Academy of Science and Math – 801 SW 19th Street

Grab and Go meals for pick up:

WHEN:

  • Monday – Friday, June 1 – July 30 (closed the week of July 5- 9)
  • Breakfast & Lunch: pick up 10:00am – 12:00pm

WHERE:

  • Crosswinds High School – 1105 N. Carrier Pkwy
  • Marshall Elementary – 1160 Warrior Trail

Grand Prairie ISD is one of the nonprofit organizations partnering with TDA to serve meals across Texas. Families are encouraged to use these three tools to find a meal site anywhere in the state:

  • Call 2-1-1 to speak to a live operator
  • Visit www.SummerFood.org for an interactive site locator map
  • Text FOODTX to 877-877

Organizations partner with TDA to serve meals in areas where more than 50 percent of children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals in the National School Lunch Program. Eligible sponsoring organizations include schools, faith-based groups, nonprofit summer camps, government agencies and other tax-exempt organizations. All meal sites must be sponsored by an organization that has a contract with TDA.

Summer food program meal sites help children succeed by providing the nourishment they need to return to school in the fall ready to thrive.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Contact: Grand Prairie ISD Child Nutrition Department – 2341 S. Belt Line Road – (972) 343-4410.