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IDEA Public Schools to Continue Serving Curbside Meals Throughout the Summer
More than 2 million meals have been served throughout Texas and Louisiana
Texas/Louisiana (May 22, 2020) – In an ongoing effort to support the community during the COVID-19 pandemic, IDEA Public Schools will continue to serve curbside meals at all of their campuses throughout Texas and Louisiana during the summer.
As of today, IDEA Public Schools has served over two million meals since March 19 to children throughout communities in the following areas: Rio Grande Valley, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso, Tarrant County, Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
Beginning Monday, May 25 and through the summer, all IDEA schools in Texas will offer breakfast, lunch and supper available for curbside pick-up from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Monday – Friday. Weekend bundled meals are also available on Fridays.
For IDEA schools in Louisiana, summer meals will be available for pick up on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at IDEA Oscar Dunn in New Orleans and from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at IDEA Bridge and IDEA Innovation in Baton Rouge.
All meals are provided via drive-thru only. All children in the community 18 years and under are eligible for meal service at any school location. Due to new regulations by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), if a child is not present in the car, parents must be able to show proof of child identity in order to receive meals.
Families seeking more information on school closure, meal service, and the distance learning program, may visit: https://ideapublicschools.org/parents/network-updates/.
About IDEA Public Schools
This year, IDEA Public Schools celebrates 20 years of impact for students, families, staff and communities. Over the past 20 years, IDEA has grown to a family of 96 tuition-free public schools that serve more than 53,000 students across Texas and Louisiana. IDEA believes a quality Pre-K – 12 public education is the key to success in college and life.
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