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Updates to Free Meals Provided by SAISD for Students

March 30, 2020

San Angelo ISD is committed to helping our families during this unprecedented time while students are away from schools. Our Child Nutrition Department will continue to prepare and distribute free meals for children ages 18 years or younger at five sites in San Angelo. Beginning on Monday, March 23, we will have one pick up time that contains lunch and a snack. This decision has been made to ease the burden on families by providing multiple meals during one pickup as well as minimizing the amount of public exposure and travel.

Beginning Monday, March 30, 2020, the following modified procedures will be implemented:

For walk-up service: 

  • Families and children will need to wait in the designated area. Parents/guardians will confirm the number of meals needed with fingers or a sign.
  • Meals will be placed on a cart and the cart will be moved to the end of the serving area.
  • Families will retrieve meals from the cart after the staff has walked away from the cart. 

For drive-through service: 

  • Children will need to be visible in the vehicle.  If the vehicle has dark tinted windows, windows need to be rolled down so children are visible.  Parents/guardians will confirm the number of meals needed with fingers or a sign.
  • Meals will be placed on a cart and the cart will be moved to the end of the serving area.
  • Drivers will pull up and retrieve meals from the cart after staff has walked away from the cart. Drivers may need to exit vehicles to retrieve meals.

These “grab-and-go” curbside meals can be picked up each weekday between 11:00 am and 12:30 pm at the following locations:
 

Sites:

Belaire Elementary - 700 Stephens
Bradford Elementary - 2302 Bradford Street
Crockett Elementary2104 Johnson
Goliad Elementary120 East 39th Street
Lee Middle School2500 Sherwood Way

Daily meal options include a to-go snack and a to-go lunch. Meals include a combination of protein, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and milk.

Please know that children must be present to receive a meal.  Due to federal regulations, we are unable to provide meals for adults at this time.  Meals may be picked up at any of the San Angelo ISD schools listed above. Your child does not need to attend one of the listed sites to receive the free meal. Each “grab-and-go” meal will come at no charge, regardless of meal eligibility status. 

Parents may drive through the car loop (front of each campus listed) to pick up meals for their children and are advised to stay in their cars.  Families that walk to the campus will also be served a “grab-and-go” meal. There will be no areas available to consume food onsite. 

Meals/milk should be consumed immediately upon receiving or refrigerated. Any leftover food/milk should be refrigerated immediately and consumed within 2-3 days of pickup.

SAISD Child Nutrition staff follows these safety precautions daily:

  • All employees have their temperature checked upon arrival. 
  • Employees not feeling well are told to stay home.
  • Employees wear gloves at all times.
  • Meal carts are sanitized after each food exchange.
  • Kitchens and meal prep areas are cleaned daily.

Team members distributing meals follow all required safe food handling guidelines.

 

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 

 (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2)  fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.