Because summer can mean food insecurity for some children, and many families are still reeling from the hardship the pandemic has caused, the El Paso Independent School District will continue providing children free meals from Memorial Day to August.

The take home meals will be available to any child, ages 1 to 18, whether they are a student in EPISD or not.

According to an EPISD press release, meals will be distributed on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The same meal pick-up procedures currently in place will be used during the summer. In other words, meals will be picked up curbside and participants will receive two breakfasts and two lunches on Mondays and Wednesdays, and one breakfast and lunch on Friday.

The only difference is in the number of distribution sites, which has been reduced to 40 from the current 50. Verification cards being used for campuses that will not be distributing meals over the summer will be honored at nearby sites. Summer meal distributions will end on Aug. 7, the Friday before the new school year.

The 40 distribution sites, in alphabetical order, are:

• Andress High
• Armendariz Middle
• Barron Elementary
• Bassett Middle
• Bowie High
• Brown Middle
• Chapin High
• Charles Middle
• Clardy Elementary
• Coldwell Elementary
• Cooley Elementary
• Crockett Elementary
• Crosby Elementary
• El Paso High
• Fannin Elementary
• Franklin High
• Guerrero Elementary
• Guillen Middle
• Henderson Middle
• Herrera Elementary
• Hillside Elementary
• Kohlberg Elementary
• Lee Elementary
• Logan Elementary
• MacArthur Intermediate
• Magoffin Middle
• Morehead Middle
• Moye Elementary
• Nixon Elementary
• Park Elementary
• Putnam Elementary
• Rivera Elementary
• Roberts Elementary
• Ross Middle
• Rusk Elementary
• Stanton Elementary
• Terrace Hills Middle
• Tom Lea Elementary
• Whitaker Elementary
• Zach White Elementary