By: Francisco Díaz, The Laredo Sun
LAREDO, TX .- Staples was accompanied by Mayor Raul Salinas and LISD school district officials to inaugurate this special program that will begin operation on June 6 th .
The state official announced that the three cities that have more children and young people participating, will receive a large donation from HEB store chain
Staples lamented that Texas is the state that ranked second nationally in food insecurity for children and this causes for them to not to be fed well and healthy.
In Laredo, the LISD school district will open the free food program during the summer for all children and youth under the age of 18 and will receive the meals from June 6 up until the 29 th of September in various locations.
The LISD nutrition department will offer breakfast, lunch and snacks in 62 locations including 28 schools in the district, county recreation centers, libraries, housing, churches and other community settings.
All LISD campuses will be open to receive the neighborhood children and meals will be served Monday through Thursday.
To receive the benefit of free meals, children only need to attend one of these sites. There is no requirement to register or have a school identification.
"The food is served to all regardless of economic status and even includes students with disabilities over 18 who are enrolled in the school nutrition program," said Staples.
Texas will operate over two thousand locations to serve free meals in the summer.
Those interested in benefiting from this program can call the 311 system to see the sites and timing of meals or visit the http://www.laredoisd.org.