MAP: Round Rock ISD transitions to once-daily curbside meal distribution at 13 locations

The combined breakfast and lunch pickup is intended to reduce the number of trips parents, guardians and students need to make to retrieve the meals amid extended school closures this semester, according to a district email. (Courtesy Round Rock ISD)
The combined breakfast and lunch pickup is intended to reduce the number of trips parents, guardians and students need to make to retrieve the meals amid extended school closures this semester, according to a district email. (Courtesy Round Rock ISD)

The combined breakfast and lunch pickup is intended to reduce the number of trips parents, guardians and students need to make to retrieve the meals amid extended school closures this semester, according to a district email. (Courtesy Round Rock ISD)

Round Rock ISD is now providing curbside meal pickups once per day, rather than offering separate breakfast and lunch time slots.

The combined breakfast and lunch pickup is intended to reduce the number of trips parents, guardians and students need to make to retrieve the meals amid extended school closures this semester, according to a district email. The RRISD Food Services Department began the streamlined approach March 31.

Children under the age of 19 are eligible to pick up lunch, as well as breakfast for the next day, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at one of the district’s 13 distribution sites. This includes two new sites, Montelena Apartments and Double Creek Townhomes, added this week. Meal pickups at Montelena Apartments take place Monday-Friday between 11:00 a.m.-noon, and pickups at Double Creek Townhomes take place Monday-Friday from noon-1 p.m.



Beginning April 3, students can pick up weekend meals on Fridays, per the district’s email.


Children do not need to be present for a parent or guardian to pick up meals on their behalf. The Texas Department of Agriculture requires the adult provide proof for each child that qualifies for the meal service during each visit. School districts are required to verify the number of meals, according to RRISD.

Acceptable methods of proof include an official letter or email from the school confirming the child’s enrollment, individual student report cards, attendance records from the parent portal of the school’s website, a birth certificate or a student ID card, per the district’s email.

If parents or guardians are unable to provide documentation, the child must be present to receive a meal.
By Taylor Jackson Buchanan
Taylor Buchanan joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 after completing a master of journalism degree from the University of Texas. She worked as the senior reporter for Community Impact's Southwest Austin edition and is now the editor for the company's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition.


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