Austin-area school districts offer free summer meals

Austin, Round Rock and Pflugerville ISDs offer free meals for children during June, July and August.

Austin, Round Rock and Pflugerville ISDs offer free meals for children during June, July and August.

Austin, Pflugerville and Round Rock ISDs are offering free meals to children younger than 18 to ensure students have access to nutritious food when school is out of session.

RRISD’s Seamless Summer Option provides free, nutritious meals to children and students in the Round Rock community throughout the summer months. Children ages 1-18 and adults older than 18 years of age who are determined by a state or local public education agency to be mentally or physically disabled are eligible to receive free meals.

AISD’s Summer Food Service Program offers free breakfast and lunch to children and teens age 18 and younger, regardless of economic status or whether the child attends AISD. The Summer Food Service Program is available at more than 30 AISD schools.

PfISD is also offering free community lunches to children through the U.S. Department of Agriculture summer meals program. Meals are provided at no charge to individual children at select PfISD campuses during June, July and August. The program is open to any child younger than age 18. Adult meals are available for $3.65 each.

Children do not need to register or apply to receive a free meal from any of the programs. For more information, visit www.squaremeals.org.

Locations, dates and times


AISD
Atkins High School
June 9-23 from 7:30-8 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-noon

Barrington Elementary School
June 6-30 from 8:15-9 a.m., 12:30-1 p.m.

Bedichek Middle School
June 6-28 from 8:30-9 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Bertha Sadler Means Young Women's Leadership Academy
June 6-9 from 8-8:30 a.m., 11-11:30 a.m.

Blazier Elementary School
June 6-21 from 7:30-8 a.m., 10:50 a.m.-12:50 p.m.

Brooke Elementary School
June 6-30 from 7-7:30 a.m., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Burnet Middle School
June 8-23 from 8:30-9 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-noon

Casey Elementary School
June 6-30 from 8-8:45 a.m., noon-1 p.m.

Covington Middle School
June 8-23 from 7:40-8:10 a.m., 11:35 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Dawson Elementary School
June 6-24 from 7:15-8 a.m., noon-12:45 p.m.

Eastside Memorial High School
June 6-28 from 7:45-8:15 a.m., 10:30-11:45 a.m.

Fulmore Middle School
July 18-Aug. 4 from 8:30-9 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-noon

Galindo Elementary School
June 7-30 from 7-7:45 a.m., 10-11:45 a.m.

Garcia Leadership Academy
June 8-23 and July 11-15 from 8:15-8:45 a.m., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Harris Elementary School
June 8-22 from 7-7:30 a.m., 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Hart Elementary School
June 6-30 from 7-8 a.m., 10-11:45 a.m.

Houston Elementary School
June 6-July 21 from 8-8:30 a.m. and noon-1 p.m.

Jordan Elementary School
June 6-30 from 7-8 a.m., 10:45 a.m.-noon

Kealing Middle School
June 6-Aug. 12 from 7:30-8:15 a.m., 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Lanier High School
June 6-July 28 and Aug. 8-11 from 7:30-8 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

Linder Elementary School
June 6-July 21 from 8-8:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Menchaca Elementary School
June 6-30 from 7-7:35 a.m., 10:45-11:30 a.m.

Metz Elementary School
June 6-23 and July 11-Aug. 4 from 8-8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Oak Hill Elementary School
June 8-22 from 7:30-8 a.m., 11 a.m.-noon

Oaks Springs Elementary School
June 6-July 28 from 7:30-8 a.m., noon-1 p.m.

Odom Elementary School
June 6-30 from 7-7:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Overton Elementary School
June 6-16 from 7:45-8:15 a.m., noon-1 p.m.

Padron Elementary School
June 8-22 from 7-8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.-noon

Pecan Springs Elementary School
June 13-July 22 from 8-8:30 a.m., noon-12:30 p.m.

Perez Elementary School
June 8-Aug. 19 from 7:45-8:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Pickle Elementary School
June 6-30 from 7-7:30 a.m., 11 a.m.-noon

Reilly Elementary School
June 6-30 from 8:15-9 a.m., 10:30 a.m.-noon

Small Middle School
June 6-23 from 8:30-9 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-noon

Walnut Creek Elementary School
June 6-30 from 7-7:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.-noon

Webb Middle School
June 6-23 from 8-8:30 a.m., 10:45-11:30 a.m.

Widen Elementary School
June 6-30 from 7-7:30 a.m., 10:50 a.m.-noon

Wooldridge Elementary School
June 6-30 from 7-8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Wooten Elementary School
June 6-30 from 7:45-8:30 a.m., 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Zavala Elementary School
June 6-30 from 8-8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-noon

PfISD
Caldwell Elementary School
June 6-Aug. 12 from 11-11:30 a.m. (closed July 4)

Dearing Elementary School
June 6 to Aug. 12 from 11-11:30 a.m. (closed July 4)

Hendrickson High School
June 8-28 and July 11-29 from 12:45 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
June 29 to July 8 from noon-12:30 p.m. (closed July 4)

Parmer Lane Elementary School
June 15-30 and July 13-28 (Wednesday and Thursday only) from 9:30-10 a.m.

Pflugerville Middle School
June 7-28 from 11-11:30 a.m.

Spring Hill Elementary School
June 6-Aug. 12 from 11-11:30 a.m. (closed July 4)

Windermere Elementary School
June 13-23 from noon-12:30 p.m.

Windermere Primary School
June 7-30 from 12:45-1:15 p.m.

RRISD
Anderson Mill Elementary School
June 7-22 from 8-8:30 a.m., noon-12:30 p.m.

Berkman Elementary School
June 6-10 from 8:30-9 a.m., noon-1 p.m.

Callison Elementary School
June 13-July 15 from 8-8:30 a.m., noon-12:30 p.m.

Hernandez Middle School
June 7-22 from 8:15-8:45 a.m., noon-12:30 p.m.

Purple Sage Elementary School
June 13-July 15 from 8-8:30 a.m., noon-12:30 p.m.

Round Rock High School
June 8-July 14 from 8:30-9 a.m.

Round Rock Opportunity Center
June 8-July 14 from 8:30-9 a.m.

Stony Point High School
June 8-July 14 from 8:30-9 a.m.

Success High School
June 8-July 14 from 8:30-9 a.m.

Union Hill Elementary School
June 7-22 from 8-8:30 a.m., noon-12:30 p.m.

Wells Branch Elementary School
June 6-10 from 8:30-9 a.m., noon-1 p.m.


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