UPDATE: Katy ISD serving free meals to children at 12 campuses March 30-April 3

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Children do not have to be enrolled in the district to receive a free meal at one of the 11 Katy ISD campuses serving free grab-and-go meals between March 16-20. (Timothy Masters/Adobe Stock)

Children do not have to be enrolled in the district to receive a free meal at one of the 11 Katy ISD campuses serving free grab-and-go meals between March 16-20. (Timothy Masters/Adobe Stock)

Updated 11:12 a.m., March 30

Katy ISD announced it will continue to offer free meals to children age 18 and younger while the district is temporarily closed. Meals are served in a grab-and-go style from 9-11:30 a.m.

The list of schools has slightly changed beginning March 30 to the following:

  • Bear Creek Elementary School, 4815 Hickory Downs Drive, Houston;

  • Cinco Ranch High School, 23440 Cinco Ranch Blvd, Katy;

  • Golbow Elementary School, 3535 Lakes of Bridgewater Drive, Katy;

  • Hutsell Elementary School, 5360 Franz Road, Katy;

  • Mayde Creek High School, 19202 Groeschke Road, Houston;

  • Memorial Parkway Elementary School, 21603 Park Tree Lane, Katy;

  • Paetow High School, 23111 Stockdick School Road, Katy;

  • Schmalz Elementary School, 18605 Green Land Way, Houston;

  • Sundown Elementary School, 20100 Saums Road, Katy;

  • West Memorial Elementary School, 22605 Provincial Blvd., Katy;

  • Williams Elementary School, 3900 S. Peek Road, Katy; and

  • Tompkins High School, 4400 Falcon Landing Blvd., Katy.


Updated 1:54 p.m., March 20

Katy ISD announced it will continue to offer free meals to children age 18 and younger while the district is temporarily closed, per a March 20 Facebook post.

The list of schools has slightly changed beginning March 23 to the following:

  • Bear Creek Elementary School, 4815 Hickory Downs Drive, Houston;

  • Golbow Elementary School, 3535 Lakes of Bridgewater Drive, Katy;

  • Hutsell Elementary School, 5360 Franz Road, Katy;

  • Mayde Creek Elementary School, 2698 Greenhouse Road, Houston;

  • Memorial Parkway Elementary School, 21603 Park Tree Lane, Katy;

  • Paetow High School, 23111 Stockdick School Road, Katy;

  • Schmalz Elementary, 18605 Green Land Way, Houston;

  • Sundown Elementary School, 20100 Saums Road, Katy;

  • West Memorial Elementary School, 22605 Provincial Blvd., Katy;

  • Williams Elementary School, 3900 S. Peek Road, Katy; and

  • Tompkins High School, 4400 Falcon Landing Blvd., Katy.


The free meals are served in a grab-and-go style at these campus locations between 9-11:30 a.m. on weekdays. Starting March 23, a hot entree will also be offered.


Updated 5:40 p.m., March 13

Katy ISD will provide free meals to children 18 and younger between March 16-20, according to a March 13 press release.

This service is in response to KISD’s temporary closure between March 16-20, per the release. The district announced March 12 it would postpone the return of students from their March 9-13 spring breaks due to concerns about the coronavirus.

According to the March 13 release, breakfast and lunch will be served in a grab-and-go style outside select campuses between 9-11:30 a.m. No families will be allowed to enter the campus during the meal service, and children do not have to be enrolled in the district to receive a free meal.

The locations serving the free grab-and-go meals are:

  • Bear Creek Elementary School, 4815 Hickory Downs Drive, Houston;

  • Bethke Elementary School, 4535 E. Ventana Parkway, Katy;

  • Golbow Elementary School, 3535 Lakes of Bridgewater Drive, Katy;

  • Hutsell Elementary School, 5360 Franz Road, Katy;

  • Mayde Creek Elementary School, 2698 Greenhouse Road, Houston;

  • Memorial Parkway Elementary School, 21603 Park Tree Lane, Katy;

  • Sundown Elementary School, 20100 Saums Road, Katy;

  • West Memorial Elementary School, 22605 Provincial Blvd., Katy;

  • Williams Elementary School, 3900 S. Peek Road, Katy; and

  • Tompkins High School, 4400 Falcon Landing Blvd., Katy.


Gov. Greg Abbott said in a March 13 press conference where he declared a state of disaster that the state is seeking waivers from federal regulations for school lunch programs at districts that are temporarily closed.
By Jen Para
Jen joined Community Impact Newspaper in fall 2018 as the editor of the Katy edition. She covers education, transportation, local government, business and development in the Katy area.


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