Magnolia ISD now delivering meals through bus routes

Magnolia ISD now delivers meals on Mondays and Wednesdays to specific elementary attendance zones. (Courtesy of Magnolia ISD)
Magnolia ISD now delivers meals on Mondays and Wednesdays to specific elementary attendance zones. (Courtesy of Magnolia ISD)

Magnolia ISD now delivers meals on Mondays and Wednesdays to specific elementary attendance zones. (Courtesy of Magnolia ISD)

A partnership between Magnolia ISD’s Child Nutrition and Transportation departments has enabled the district to begin providing student meals through bus routes, according to a district news release.

The new partnership has allowed the district to reach an average of 14,000 students per week.


“Watching our staff come together to serve our students shows their commitment to helping others during this pandemic,” Executive Director of Support Services Joe Dives said in a statement.

Staff from both departments are packing and delivering meals to pick-up sites on campuses and directly to neighborhoods.

“They have been working hard to ensure our students have healthy meals and now we are able to reach even more students and families because of this partnership and these route deliveries,” Dives said.



Deliveries start at 9 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays and areas included in the meal delivery routes are based on elementary attendance zones.

“We have seen an increase as we know that some of our parents do not have the transportation to get to the campus to pick up meals,” Director of Communication Denise Meyers said in an email.

Meyers said the Child Nutrition department received a grant from Dairy Max, a dairy farming nonprofit, which gave the district five large Yeti coolers to help deliver meals.

Curbside pickup of meals is still available at Lyon, Magnolia and Smith Elementary schools on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon and meal swill be available for students through the month of June.

Areas the district delivers to is broken down by elementary schools and bus stops in the following neighborhoods:




  • Lyon Elementary


    • Kingsforest

    • Turtle Creek

    • Spencer Boulevard

    • Armadillo Woods

    • Timberloch

    • Chalet



  • Nichols Sawmill Elementary

    • Sheaton

    • Jui

    • Pinion Creek

    • Winding Creek Lane

    • Sawmill Drive

    • Grand Oaks



  • Williams Elementary

    • Hazy Hollow

    • Pine Vista

    • Roy

    • Ranch Crest

    • Dorris Drive

    • Alford

    • Apartment on Cloyd



  • Magnolia Elementary

    • Lakes of Magnolia

    • Beyett

    • Hunter's Retreat

    • Goodson Loop

    • Brenda

    • Hall Drive

    • County & Shady Oaks

    • Commerce Street Apartment



  • Smith Elementary

    • Inverness

    • Park Place

    • Decker Woods



  • Ellisor Elementary

    • The Estates Apartment

    • Landmark Apartment

    • Grand Estates



  • Magnolia Parkway Elementary

    • Royal Oaks

    • Decker Hills



  • Bear Branch Elementary

    • McKinley Creek





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