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CCISD works to meet increased meal demand

Posted at 4:04 PM, Aug 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-29 01:07:07-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Corpus Christi Independent School District said it has seen an increase in the demand for curbside meals after sending out letters which facilitate the process.

“We are increasing meals every single day based on the demand that we see," said Lauren Mungia, food service coordinator for CCISD. "We’ve steadily increased and we will continue to increase as students come and pick up their meals.

The letters include a barcode, which makes the curbside meal process easier. Families are not required to present the letter, or barcode, to pick up a meal, but they should have the student's school identification code when picking up meals, Mungia said.

“We’re thrilled to see the increase in participation at our curbside meals and our food service department is working hard to keep our lines running smoothly and we have increased our daily production of meals to help accommodate the increase," she said.

CCISD provides breakfast and lunches free to all students within the district because it participates in the community eligibility program, she said.

District families can pick up meals at any middle- or high-school campus from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.