El Paso Independent School District students won’t begin their first day of instruction until August 17, but there have been many families taking advantage of their summer meal distribution program.  With that in mind, EPISD announced they will begin wrapping up their summer program this week as they shift their focus towards providing meals during the regular school year.

Elementary and middle schools in El Paso ISD will stop serving summer meals after Friday, August 7.  However, four high school campuses will continue to provide drive by breakfast and lunch pickup through August 14.  On August 10, 12, and 14 families can stop by Andress, Bowie, Chapin, and Franklin high schools between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. for meal pickup service.

Thankfully EPISD was able to provide lunch to thousands of their children who might have simply not had access to meals, much less healthy meals during the summer break.

If you have concerns about what will happen to those families that relied on this summer service, EPISD will still provide meals to their students as of the first day of school even if they will be taking online only classes until October.  If they haven’t done so already, those families may need to fill out a lunch application in order to qualify for free or reduced lunch and should their be any questions, families are encouraged to contact the cafeteria manager at their child’s school for guidance.

El Paso ISDs online lunch application can be found by heading over to https://www.episd.org/Page/716.

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