Pearland, Friendswood and Alvin ISDs offer meals to students during closures

students courtesy
Local districts will offer meals to food insecure students for the additional week Pearland and Friendswood districts are closed. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Local districts will offer meals to food insecure students for the additional week Pearland and Friendswood districts are closed. (Courtesy Fotolia)

As preventative measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus become a priority, school districts across the country have started to close either temporarily or for the rest of the school year. Pearland, Friendswood and Alvin ISDs have closed for the week of March 16-20, during which they will each offer free curbside meals to support food insecure students.

PISD will offer Grab & Go lunch and next day breakfast for Pearland students starting March 17 and continuing the duration of the school closure. The meals will be available between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday, and will be distributed at H.C. Charleston Elementary, E.A. Lawhon Elementary and the PACE Center. Students must be present to receive the meals. Adult meals will not be provided.

FISD will offer breakfast and lunch the week of March 16 to all qualified free and reduced students. The meals will be available at Zue S. Bales Elementary every day between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

AISD will be providing meals to students every day during the week of March 16. The meals will be available from noon to 1 p.m. each day and can be picked up at Melba Passmore Elementary, Rodeo Palms Junior High and Manvel Junior High.

All three districts request that families go to the campus closest to their home and remain in their cars during pick up.

By Morgan Slutzky
Morgan is the reporter for the Pearland and Friendswood newspaper. She joined Community Impact in 2019 after graduating from Temple University with a degree in journalism. Her primary area of coverage is education, but she also writes about local events and businesses.


Burger Nation opened its Pearland location in mid-June. (Courtesy Burger Nation)
Burger Nation opens Pearland location

The Pearland restaurant is the third location for the business.

Clear Lake High School basketball players and Clear Lake City Elementary students during a Character Court session. (Courtesy of Clear Creek ISD)
Two Clear Creek ISD high schools receive national recognition for character development programs

Cleat Lake and Clear Brook high schools received 2021 Promising Practice designations from for their character development programs.

Gov. Greg Abbott announced a special legislative session will begin July 8. (Trent Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gov. Greg Abbott announces special legislative session to start July 8

Agenda items will be announced before the session begins, according to a release from the governor's office.

Texas Medical Center coronavirus updates: Hospital system reports 2.2% positivity rate, down 13% year to date

COVID-19 patient numbers at medical center hospitals are down to 309 from the over 2,000 patients those same hospitals were housing in January.

Pet Supplies Plus opened in Friendswood in June.
Pet Supplies Plus opens in Friendswood

The business opened June 4 and will celebrate its grand opening July 10-11.

The text of General Order No. 3, which Gordon Granger issued from Galveston in June 1865 to explicitly liberate enslaved Black Texans, runs across the bottom of the mural. (Colleen Ferguson/Community Impact Newspaper)
‘I am filled’: Houston-Galveston area celebrates first Juneteenth as federal holiday

See how local policymakers, historians, artists and philanthropists honored the Juneteenth holiday at its birthplace with the dedication of a 5,000-square-foot mural.

The Texas Central rail connection from Dallas to Houston will feature a bullet train similar to this one. (Courtesy Texas Central Partners/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas Supreme Court declines to review high-speed rail case, freeing company up to use eminent domain

Texas Central, the company looking to build a 236-mile high-speed rail line connecting Houston and Dallas, has been given a big win in an ongoing legal battle over whether the company is legally recognized as a "railroad company" under state law.

There will be various events across the Houston area celebrating the Fourth of July, including League City's Fireworks Extravaganza. (Courtesy of League City)
12 Fourth of July weekend events, celebrations to attend in the Greater Houston area

Here are 12 Fourth of July weekend events throughout the Houston region.

When he is not on the UHCL campus, Delgado is employed part-time as a legal assistant at Travis Bryan Law Group and is also a firefighter with the Pasadena Volunteer Fire Department. (Courtesy University of Houston-Clear Lake)
University of Houston system appoints first-ever University of Houston-Clear Lake Hawk as student regent

Derek Delgado, who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in legal studies at UHCL, will work directly with other student governments throughout the university system and help advocate for student needs.

A new Jersey Mike's Subs location opened April 28 in the Richardson Square development. (Courtesy Jersey Mike's Subs)
Jersey Mike's opens new Pearland location

Jersey Mike’s opened its location at 9811 W. Broadway St., Ste. 121, Pearland.

Paris Coffee Co. serves coffees, espresso drinks and Italian sodas. (courtesy Pexels)
Paris Coffee Co. opens permanent coffee kiosk in Pearland

The business serves coffees, espresso drinks and Italian sodas.