All Round Rock ISD students eligible for free meals for duration of 2020-21 school year

Free meals will be available to in-person and virtual learning students, per a RRISD news release. Children age 18 or younger are also permitted to pick up free breakfasts and lunches at curbside meal distribution locations. (Community Impact staff)
Free meals will be available to in-person and virtual learning students, per a RRISD news release. Children age 18 or younger are also permitted to pick up free breakfasts and lunches at curbside meal distribution locations. (Community Impact staff)

Free meals will be available to in-person and virtual learning students, per a RRISD news release. Children age 18 or younger are also permitted to pick up free breakfasts and lunches at curbside meal distribution locations. (Community Impact staff)

Beginning Nov. 2, all Round Rock ISD students will be eligible for free breakfasts and lunches for the duration of the school year, according to an Oct. 29 news release. RRISD applied for a national waiver issued by the United States Department of Agriculture that allows for the continuation of the Seamless Summer Option throughout the 2020-21 school year.

The waiver allows for contracting entities in Texas to employ the National School Lunch Program or summer feeding program, per the release.

Free meals will be available to in-person and virtual learning students, per the release. Children age 18 or younger are also permitted to pick up free breakfasts and lunches at curbside meal distribution locations.

Curbside meal services will continue for virtual learners and children under 18 for the foreseeable future. Students do not have to be present during meal pickups, but families are required to provide proof for each student receiving a meal. Acceptable forms of verification includes RRISD official letters confirming a child's enrollment; student report cards; attendances records; birth certificates; or student ID cards.

Meal pickup services run Monday through Friday from 7-8:30 a.m.


The following locations will operate as curbside meal service sites beginning Nov. 2.

  • Round Rock High School, 201 Deep Wood Drive, Round Rock

  • Cedar Ridge High School, 2801 Gattis School Road, Round Rock

  • Stony Point High School, 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock

  • Westwood High School, 12400 Mellow Meadow Drive, Austin

  • McNeil High School, 5720 McNeil Drive, Austin

  • Deerpark Middle School, 8849 Anderson Mill Road, Austin

  • C.D. Fulkes Middle School, 300 W. Anderson Ave., Round Rock

  • Hopewell Middle School, 1535 Gulf Way, Round Rock

  • Walsh Middle School, 3850 Walsh Ranch Blvd., Round Rock


Per the district's 2020-21 academic year calendar, meal distributions are not planned during scheduled breaks and holidays.
By Kelsey Thompson
Kelsey Thompson is the reporter for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, where her work focuses on education, city government and community development. Originally from Upstate New York, Kelsey relocated to Austin after graduating from Syracuse University in May 2019.


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