Coastal Bend schools expands free meal program

Posted at 10:30 AM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 13:12:45-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Corpus Christi Independent School District has expanded its free meals program.

The district now has 17 pick-up locations after adding 11 more over the weekend.

The meals are being handed now until one in the afternoon.

They include both breakfast and lunch.

This is happening Monday through Friday.

It's not necessary for the child to be a student of the school, but they must be present.

Gregory-Portland ISD is also offering free meals to students, but they are doing it seven days a week.
Meal pick-ups are happening at Austin and Clark elementary.

Pickups will go through 1:30 p.m.

It's all in an effort to cut down on travel and practice social distancing.

Children must be present.

Premont ISD is also serving free meals.

Last week, the district began using school buses to deliver food to their students.

They are doing two runs a day with breakfast starting at 7:30 a.m. and lunch routes starting at 11 a.m.

Over the weekend, Premont ISD says it served over 4185 meals.

The district also offering a "homework hotline" beginning Monday.

The service is available from 1 p.m. to 9p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Five certified teachers are available to help.

All you have to do is call 361-348-3915.

Neighboring districts are also welcome to call.