Summer meals to keep Dallas kids strong and healthy this summer


Bringing Healthy Summer Meals to Dallas Kids Ensures Kids Have a Healthy Vacation and Return to School Ready to Learn

This summer, Dallas ISD will provide free, healthy summer meals to children 18 and under and enrolled students up to 21 with disabilities. The Summer Food Service Program is a United States Department of Agriculture nutrition program administered in the Lone Star State by the Texas Department of Agriculture. For children who depend on school meals during the school year, these meals provide a good source of nutrition when school is out for the long summer holidays.

“We are committed to the health of ISD Dallas students, whether the school is indoors or out,” said Michael Rosenberger, executive director of Food & Child Nutrition Services. “As a result, healthy, free meals will be available to Dallas ISD students and youth 18 and under, throughout our district. Our meals meet or exceed all USDA health requirements and contain items such as lean protein, whole grains, multiple fruits and vegetables each day, and cold milk. With nearly 2 million food-insecure children in our state, healthy school lunches are key to feeding young Texans during summer vacation.

The Dallas Independent School District will kick off summer meals with an event at Herbert Marcus Leadership Academy on June 16, 2022, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Visit for more information.

Families are encouraged to use the following tools to find a place to eat near their home:

  • Visit for an interactive site locator map
  • Dial 2-1-1 to speak to a live operator
  • Text Food to 304-304

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