All students in Lewisville ISD are now eligible for free breakfast and lunch under a new program beginning Oct. 1.

The free meals program will expand to households of all income levels after Lewisville ISD received approval from the state and federal governments, the district announced in a Sept. 30 news release.

“For many of us, life has become significantly more challenging during the COVID-19 pandemic,” LISD Child Nutrition District Manager Ray Danilowicz said in the statement. “Offering breakfast and lunch meals at no cost is one way for us to lessen the load for students and families during these times.”

In addition to the free meal program for students at campuses, the district will offer meals to any child in the community under the age of 18—including students signed up for remote learning—at its curbside locations. This curbside program will begin Oct. 5, the district said.

More information on the free meals, including curbside locations, is available at this website.

The program under the U.S Department of Agriculture and Texas Department of Agriculture will last through at least through Dec. 31, the district said.