UPDATE: Houston ISD expands to 36 food distribution sites March 16-20

The distribution will take now take place at 36 schools instead of the original five. (Courtesy Pexels)
The distribution will take now take place at 36 schools instead of the original five. (Courtesy Pexels)

The distribution will take now take place at 36 schools instead of the original five. (Courtesy Pexels)

Update 8:15 p.m. March 14:

A day after announcing it would offer free meal distribution at five locations across the city, Houston ISD has expanded to 36 for the week of March 16-20, but no more than 11 sites per day will be running.

“After witnessing first-hand, the enormous need in the community at our first distribution site, it was clear that we needed to increase our efforts to help more families in partnership with the Houston Food Bank,” HISD Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan said in a release. “Our top priority right now is doing our part to ensure that our children are being fed during these unprecedented times, and I am thankful to all who are stepping up to serve families.”

The sites are open to all families, the district said, and will be evaluated throughout the week and extended, if needed, according to the news release.

A revised map and list of locations is below.

Monday and Tuesday, March 16-17

Milby High School, 1601 Broadway St., 9 a.m. - noon

Wisdom High School, 6529 Beverly Hill St., 9 a.m. - noon

Kashmere High School, 6900 Wileyvale Rd., 1 - 4 p.m.

Madison High School, 13719 White Heather Dr., 1 - 4 p.m.

Northside High School, 1101 Quitman St., 3 - 6 p.m.

Wednesday March 18

Bonham Elementary School, 8302 Braes River Dr., 9 a.m. - noon

Forest Brook Middle School, 7525 Tidwell Rd., 9 a.m. - noon

Furr High School, 520 Mercury Dr., 9 a.m. - noon

Jane Long Academy, 6501 Bellaire Blvd., 1 - 4 p.m.

Kelso Elementary School, 5800 Southmund St., 1 - 4 p.m.

Mitchell Elementary School, 10900 Gulfdale Dr., 1 - 4 p.m.

Revere Middle School, 10502 Briar Forest Dr., 1 - 4 p.m.

Sam Houston High School, 9400 Irvington Blvd., 1 - 4 p.m.

Waltrip High School, 1900 W. 34th St., 3 - 6 p.m.

Westbury High School, 11911 Chimney Rock Rd., 3 - 6 p.m.

Wheatley High School, 4801 Providence St., 3 - 6 p.m.

Thursday, March 19 (Note new locations and times)

Ashford Elementary School, 1815 Shannon Valley Dr., 9 a.m. - noon

Austin High School, 1700 Dumble St., 9 a.m. - noon

Clifton Middle School, 6001 Golden Forest Dr., 9 a.m. - noon

Cullen Middle School, 6900 Scott St., 9 a.m. - noon

Sharpstown High School, 7504 Bissonnet St., 1 - 4 p.m.

Sterling High School, 11625 Martindale Rd., 1 - 4 p.m.

Tinsley Elementary School, 11035 Bob White Dr., 1 - 4 p.m.

Wesley Elementary School, 800 Dillard St., 3 - 6 p.m.

Worthing High School, 9215 Scott St., 3 - 6 p.m.

Yates High School, 3650 Alabama St., 3 - 6 p.m.

Friday, March 20 (Note new locations and times)

Benavidez Elementary School, 6262 Gulfton St., 9 a.m. - noon

Black Middle School, 1575 Chantilly Ln., 9 a.m. - noon

Booker T. Washington High School, 4204 Yale St., 9 a.m. - noon

Burbank Middle School, 315 Berry Rd., 9 a.m. - noon

Chavez High School, 8501 Howard Dr., 1 - 4 p.m.

Fondren Middle School, 6333 S. Braeswood Blvd., 1 - 4 p.m.

Henry Middle School, 10702 E. Hardy Rd., 1 - 4 p.m.

Jones Futures Academy, 7414 St. Lo Rd., 3 - 6 p.m.

Key Middle School, 4000 Kelley St., 3 - 6 p.m.

North Forest High School, 10726 Mesa Dr., 3 - 6 p.m.

Update at 6:04 PM March 13:

Houston ISD and the Houston Food Bank School Market program will offer daily food distribution March 16-20.

The distribution will take place at five high schools. A sixth high school will host a one-time distribution March 14.

"The measure is being implemented to ensure all HISD families, many of whom have students who depend upon school meals, have access to healthy food while the district is closed," a district news release said.

The district on March 12 announced it would close all campuses through March 31. About 75% of HISD's 200,000 students qualify for free and reduced school lunch and rely on the district for up to three meals a day in some cases.
By Matt Dulin

Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018 and is the City Editor for Houston's Inner Loop editions.


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