With all El Paso-area school districts on a year-round calendar, students in the El Paso, Socorro, Ysleta, and Canutillo school districts are getting a break from their studies this week. It's called Fall Intersession, which will go through October 16 at each of the four biggest independent school districts.

No classes, however, means no meal distribution either. That could be a challenge and a hardship for families facing food insecurity. One option for those in need is the Ysleta Independent School District.

YISD announced it will continue providing nutritious meals via its Grab and Go program which will continue to operate as normal. The district will be providing all children ages 1-18 with free breakfast and lunch at all YISD campuses, regardless of enrollment status.

In other words, the child need not be a student in the Ysleta Independent School District.

The Grab and Go Meal Program will take place from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, October 12, through Friday, October 16. The child or children need not be present to receive the meals, but parents or guardians must present one of the following documents for verification:

• Official document from any school to demonstrate enrollment.
• Report card
• Birth certificate
• Student ID card

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