This summer, Alice Independent School District will connect children 18 years old and younger with healthy Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) meals at no cost to the child. SFSP is a US Department of Agriculture nutrition program administered in the Lone Star State by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA). For the children who rely on school meals during the academic year, these meals offer a source of good nutrition when school is out for the long summer vacation.

Alice children need good nutrition year-round so they can learn, grow and succeed in life," said Krystle Flores, Food Service Director. "With nearly two million food insecure children living in Texas, these healthy meals are vital to nourishing young Texans during the summer vacation."

Alice ISD will be serving meals at Alice High School and Saenz Elementary. The program will run from June 11 through July 13.

Alice ISD is one of the nonprofit organizations partnering with TDA to serve meals across Texas. Families are encouraged to use these three tools to find a meal site anywhere in the state:

Call 2-1-1 to speak to a live operator Visit www.SummerFood.org for an interactive site locator map Text FOODTX to 877-877 Organizations partner with TDA to serve meals in areas where more than 50 percent of children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals in the National School Lunch Program. Eligible sponsoring organizations include schools, faith-based groups, non-profit summer camps, government agencies and other tax-exempt organizations. All meal sites must be sponsored by an organization that has a contract with TDA.

Summer food program meal sites help children succeed by providing the nourishment they need to return to school in the fall ready to thrive.

For more information visit the school district website at www.aliceisd.net/foodservice