There is nothing worse than being hungry. Not hungry as in 'man, I could sure use a snack', but hungry as in 'I don't know where my next meal is coming from.' There are a lot of kids in El Paso who have to deal with what is called food insecurity. Food insecurity is defined as not having reliable access to enough affordable, nutritious food. YISD says they want to make sure that kids who are at school for extra-curricular activities can have dinner before they go home, but they're not the only ones who can take advantage of the program.

YISD officials say anyone can eat at the schools that are participating in the program between 3:45 and 5 p.m. You don't have to be a student in the district, and you don't even have to be a kid. Anyone under the age of 18 can eat for free, and adults over the age of 18 can eat for a a discounted rate.

The district has had the dinner program in a few schools for a couple of years, but they have expanded it to six high schools and two middle schools this year. If you would like more information about the program, you can click on the YISD website. Here are a list of the schools that are participating in the dinner program:

Bel Air High School
Del Valle High School
Hanks High School
Parkland High School
Riverside High School
Ysleta High School
Eastwood Middle School
Young Women’s Leadership Academy

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