School districts throughout Houston area have begun summer meal programs

The programs will provide breakfast and lunch for students throughout the summer. No proof of income or identification is required.


Houston ISD will provide free meals throughout the summer.

Students of Houston, Katy, Spring ISDs and IDEA Public Schools have access to free breakfast and lunch during the summer.

Part of their annual summer meal programs, students will be able to receive meals without the need to be registered, give paperwork or show proof of income. But parents are encouraged to call their school or the Nutrition Services Department to confirm serving times.

“By offering breakfast and lunch at more than 195 schools throughout the district, the program helps ensure that children have access to healthy and balanced meals every weekday,” HISD said in a statement.

HISD also said that its Nutrition Services Department prepares over 1.3 million meals during the summer.

Spring ISD’s meals will be provided Monday-Thursday. It’s locations and times will vary, but dates will go as late as July 20.

IDEA Public Schools will also provide meals for students for both breakfast and lunch. Meals are to be consumed at the cafeteria of any IDEA campus, Monday through Friday.

"Children need good nutrition year-round so they can learn, grow and succeed in life," said Fernando Aguilar, VP of Child Nutrition Program at IDEA Public Schools. "With nearly 2 million food insecure children living in Texas, these healthy meals are vital to nourishing young Texans during the summer vacation."

Katy ISD will provide meals through August 3, and meals must be eaten on campus.