All Magnolia ISD students eligible for free on-campus meals through Dec. 31; curbside meals continue

Curbside meals will be distributed to MISD students at 9 a.m.-noon daily and to TISD students Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. at select locations starting Sept. 8  (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Curbside meals will be distributed to MISD students at 9 a.m.-noon daily and to TISD students Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. at select locations starting Sept. 8 (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Curbside meals will be distributed to MISD students at 9 a.m.-noon daily and to TISD students Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. at select locations starting Sept. 8 (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

As Magnolia ISD students return to in-person instruction for the 2020-21 school year, meals will be available at no cost to all MISD students attending on-campus learning starting Sept. 8, according to an online announcement by the district. This follows an Aug. 31 announcement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, announcing the summer meal program operators that offered free meals to all children—such as MISD's curbside meal program—can continue through Dec. 31 or until available funding runs out.

MISD information states all students on campus will receive breakfast and lunch at no cost beginning Sept. 8. After Dec. 31—or after funding expires—all kids with approved applications for free and/or reduced-price meals will be served with free and reduced-price meals. Applications must be complete no later than Sept. 24 to receive those meals at that time, district information states.

Curbside meals are also continuing at no charge for children age 18 and younger, according to MISD information. Children will not be required to be present at time of meal pickup; however, an approved form of I.D. for each child must be shown to receive meals.

Breakfast and lunch meals will be distributed between 9 a.m.-noon daily at the following campuses:

  • Magnolia Elementary School

  • J. L. Lyon Elementary School

  • Cedric C. Smith Elementary School

  • W.E. Williams Elementary School

  • Magnolia Intermediate School


Curbside meals are also available Tuesday and Thursday evenings for Tomball ISD students participating in virtual instruction beginning Sept. 8, according to an online announcement.

Meals are charged according to students' meal eligibility. To apply for free or reduced-price meal eligibility, fill out the application here.


Students are not required to be present for meal pickup; however, a form of the student's I.D. is required.

Tuesday's distribution includes two breakfasts and two lunches, and Thursday's distribution includes three breakfasts and three lunches, according to district information.

Distribution sites are organized by home campus. Tomball Star Academy students may visit the closest curbside location.

Meals will be distributed Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Tomball Junior High School, serving virtual learning students from the following campuses:


    • Tomball High School

    • Tomball Junior High School

    • Tomball Intermediate School

    • Tomball Elementary School

    • Decker Prairie Elementary School



  • Willow Wood Junior High School, serving virtual learning students from the following campuses:

    • Willow Wood Junior High School

    • Northpointe Intermediate School

    • Willow Creek Elementary School

    • Lakewood Elementary School



  • Creekside Park Junior High School, serving virtual learning students from the following campuses:

    • Creekside Park Junior High School

    • Creekside Forest Elementary School

    • Timbercreek Elementary School

    • Creekview Elementary School



  • Oakcrest Intermediate School, serving virtual learning students from the following campuses:

    • Tomball Memorial High School

    • Oakcrest Intermediate School

    • Canyon Pointe Elementary School

    • Rosehill Elementary School

    • Wildwood Elementary School

    • Grand Oaks Elementary School



By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball/Magnolia & Conroe/Montgomery

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball/Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.