After serving over 190K meals, Leander ISD drive-thru program ends July 31

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)

Leander ISD’s free meal drive-thru program—quickly created to address student nutrition with minimal contact after the coronavirus suddenly closed schools in March—will conclude July 31, according to district officials.

Since starting the program March 24, LISD has distributed 96,160 breakfast bags and 95,935 lunch bags as of July 24, according to LISD spokesperson Matt Mitchell.

During the summer, the program took place at Reed Elementary School, River Place Elementary School and Running Brushy Middle School. During the spring, a free meal drive-thru was also held at Bagdad Elementary School.

When the program began, more than 100 vehicles were seen in line to pick up free meals.

On the first day of school Aug. 13, LISD will resume its participation in the National School Lunch Program. According to Mitchell, families may apply for free or reduced-price meals for students by visiting LISD’s child nutrition services homepage and clicking on “forms and applications.”


English and Spanish applications are available. Applicants may either apply online or download an application and deliver it to any LISD campus.
By Brian Perdue
Brian Perdue is the editor of the Lake Travis-Westlake and Northwest Austin editions of Community Impact Newspaper. A native of Virginia's Appalachian Mountains, he has been a journalist since 1992, living and working in Virginia, Washington D.C., Hawaii's Big Island, Southern California and Florida before moving to Austin in 2019.


MOST RECENT

The Williamson County Commissioners Court unanimously approved an agreement with the State of Texas and the Sheriff’s Office to continue the lease of excess equipment after initially denying the agreement in July. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County Commissioner overturn decision on ending contract for law enforcement equipment

The Williamson County Commissioners Court unanimously approved an agreement with the State of Texas and the Sheriff’s Office to continue the lease of excess equipment after initially denying the agreement in July.

An "I Voted" sticker is left outside the Northwest Recreation Center in Austin, one of 37 early voting polling places open in Travis County. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
More than half of all Travis County voters have cast their ballots, exceeding early voting turnout percentage in 2016

More than 448,000 votes have been cast in Travis County. Early voting closes on Oct. 30.

Here is what you need to know today about the coronavirus in Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County coronavirus spread risk drops to ‘minimal’

Here is what you need to know today about the coronavirus in Williamson County.

More than half of Williamson County eligible voters have already cast their ballot ahead of the November election. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
More than half of Williamson County eligible voters have cast their ballot ahead of the November election

The county surpassed the total number of early voters in 2016 on Oct. 22.

lisd-admin
9 Leander ISD schools needed in next 6 years for attendance growth, report says

The report said the district needs to build seven elementary schools, one middle school and one high school over the next six years.

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County adds 47 new cases of the coronavirus Oct. 23

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Williamson County.

East West Manufacturing will retain 30 jobs and create an additional 30 new jobs for a total of 60 full-time jobs in Round Rock over five years, according to an economic incentive agreement signed Oct. 22. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Round Rock to add 60 jobs and more Central Texas news

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

map
Leander ISD combines attendance rezoning for Tarvin and Elementary School No. 29

District officials and board members elected to combine the two schools' rezonings to lessen confusion for families.

leander-isd
Leander ISD adds 17 early-release school days to give teachers planning time

The early releases will begin Nov. 11 and includes 17 Wednesdays through the rest of the school year.

The Bell Boulevard Redevelopment Project will transform a section of southern Bell into a mixed-use, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood. (Rendering courtesy city of Cedar Park)
McCann Adams Studio named design architect for Cedar Park’s Bell Park

Bell Boulevard development moves forward with hired architect.

Cedar Park City Council selects Kevin Harris for the open Place 4 seat on Oct. 22. (Screenshot courtesy Cedar Park City Council)
Cedar Park council selects Kevin Harris for open Place 4 seat

Harris will serve until a new council member is sworn in following the Nov. 3 election.