Amid district closures due to the coronavirus, Lake Travis ISD’s Food and Nutrition Services is continuing to provide free meals through a grab-and-go drive-thru at the district’s middle schools.

Following a U.S. Department of Agriculture decision March 26, children are no longer required to be present within the vehicle for a parent or guardian to obtain the meal. Previously, children would have to be present in order to qualify for the meals.

With guidance from the USDA, LTISD parents are now able to present a child’s school identification, attendance record, report card or official school application to obtain the meals. However, parents are instructed to stay within the vehicle.

Packaged breakfast and lunch is available Monday through Friday from 8:30-10:30 a.m. for children up to 18 years old. The drive-thrus are set up on the district’s three middle school campuses: Bee Cave Middle School, Hudson Bend Middle School and Lake Travis Middle School and are expected to continue throughout the anticipated closure.

The meals consist of packaged cereals, sandwiches, fruit, vegetables, fruit juice, milk or water.

Though the community may feel inclined to aid the district is its efforts, LTISD explained that it is important to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

“While some of you may be eager to volunteer your time and services during our meal pickup, we must keep in mind and adhere to local and state restrictions limiting public gatherings.” The food and nutrition staff said. “Our outstanding food service department has this under control. We sincerely appreciate your concern and willingness to help.