Georgetown ISD moves meal distribution to once a day beginning April 14

Georgetown ISD moved meal distribution to once a day beginning April 14. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Georgetown ISD moved meal distribution to once a day beginning April 14. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Georgetown ISD moved meal distribution to once a day beginning April 14. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Georgetown ISD announced in an April 9 letter to parents that it will combine its breakfast and lunch meal distributions beginning April 14.

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Executive Director for Communications Melinda Brasher said the decision was made for multiple reasons including safety for everyone to have a once daily engagement in the community as they practice social distancing. She added that it is more efficient for families to pick up once daily, and it reduces the number of staff needed for distribution.

Students can pick up both breakfast and lunch between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the three meal-distribution sites, the letter said. Each person picking up meals will receive a hot lunch and a prepackaged breakfast intended for the following morning, it said. The district will no longer be serving breakfast separately each morning, it said.

The three meal-distribution sites are:


  • Purl Elementary School, 1953 Maple St., Georgetown

  • Frost Elementary School, 711 Lakeway Drive, Georgetown

  • Tippit Middle School, 1601 Leander Road, Georgetown


GISD is averaging 2,500-2,750 meals distributed daily, Brasher said.

From March 31 to April 3, the district handed out 12,464 meals. From April 6-10, the district handed out 10,997 meals, she added.


Brasher said the district has also started a lunch delivery service to select neighborhoods. On April 3, the district served 632 students through the service. If sustainable, the district would continue once weekly on the last day of the week, she said.
By Ali Linan
Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.


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