Leander ISD providing free meal pickups at four schools

Leander ISD child nutrition services employees carry out a table of lunches at Bagdad Elementary School in Leander on March 25. (Brian Perdue/Community Impact Newspaper)
Leander ISD child nutrition services employees carry out a table of lunches at Bagdad Elementary School in Leander on March 25. (Brian Perdue/Community Impact Newspaper)

Leander ISD child nutrition services employees carry out a table of lunches at Bagdad Elementary School in Leander on March 25. (Brian Perdue/Community Impact Newspaper)

Note: This story has been updated to reflect the governor-mandated school closure through May 4.

Leander ISD is offering free breakfasts and lunches to all LISD students at four locations, according to LISD.

To aid students during that time who rely upon meals at school, LISD will offer free meal pickup from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. during school days at the following locations:

  • Bagdad Elementary School, 800 Deercreek Lane, Leander

  • Reed Elementary School, 1515 Little Elm Trail, Cedar Park

  • River Place Elementary School, 6500 Sitio Del Rio Blvd., Austin

  • Running Brushy Middle School, 2303 Lakeline Blvd., Austin.


On Tuesdays only, all four sites will also offer breakfast from 7:30-9 a.m.

Proof of enrollment will not be required, and children do not need to be present to receive the meals.

Each student will be able to pick up a lunch for that day and a breakfast for the following morning. Meals may be acquired either by driving up or by walking up to those handing out the meals.


LISD is also working with community partners that distribute food backpacks on Fridays for nutrition over the weekend.

To minimize waste, LISD asks that families picking up food register at the Nutrislice website or through its free mobile app. Use of Nutrislice to register is requested, but not mandatory.

LISD schools were closed for an additional two weeks at the end of spring break, from March 24-April 3, due to coronavirus concerns. On March 27, a week was added to the closure by LISD. On March 31, Gov. Greg Abbott signed an executive order mandating that all Texas schools remain closed through May 4.


MOST RECENT

The studio celebrated its grand opening April 11. (Courtesy Müv Dance & Fitness)
Müv Dance & Fitness now open in Leander

The studio celebrated its grand opening April 11.

Romeo's Pizza held its Georgetown groundbreaking April 6. (Courtesy Romeo's Pizza)
Romeo's Pizza coming to Georgetown; Vacancy Brewing opens in South Austin and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area.

Austin Public Health holds a vaccination clinic at the Delco Activity Center in Northeast Austin. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Coronavirus updates from Austin, Travis County; governor bans 'vaccine passports' and more top Central Texas news

Read the most popular business and community news from the past week from Central Texas.

Williamson County added more than 200 new COVID-19 cases April 5-7. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County adds more than 200 new COVID-19 cases April 5-7

Here is what you need to know today about COVID-19 in Williamson County.

Amenities include coworking spaces, a pool courtyard, a resident coffee bar and a fitness center. (Courtesy StreetLights Residential)
377-unit multifamily development under construction in Northwest Austin

The Lakeline-area project is expected to be complete in October.

Harmful blue-green algae found in Highland Lakes

Blue-green algae has been found in three Highland Lakes and 10 locations around Lake Travis.

Harmful blue-green algae continues to be present within the Highland Lakes chain. (Greg Perliski/Community Impact Newspaper)
‘Our 'new normal' is to treat all algae with caution’: LCRA confirms toxic blue-green algae still present in Highland Lakes

According to LCRA’s April 6 update, every test taken since late February has tested positive for cyanotoxins, and the LCRA is strongly urging pet owners to keep their dogs from playing in the Highland Lakes chain.

The ARC Cedar Park clinic is regularly open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays for regular family medicine, internal medicine and pediatric care. (Courtesy Austin Regional Clinic)
Austin Regional Clinic relocates Cedar Park after-hours clinic

The after-hours urgent care clinic moved buildings April 1.

Liberty Hill ISD voters will see a nearly $500 million bond in May. (Courtesy Liberty Hill ISD)
Liberty Hill ISD voters to see nearly $500 million bond in May

Approximately 1,385 LHISD students live in Georgetown, and another 238 live in Leander, according to district officials.

Statewide outages to the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness Online Testing Platform on April 6 affected fourth- and seventh-grade students at 16 Leander ISD schools, according to the district. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Statewide STAAR online testing outages affect 16 Leander ISD schools

Statewide outages to the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness Online Testing Platform on April 6 affected fourth- and seventh-grade students who were testing at 16 Leander ISD schools, according to the district.