SISD feeding students during closure

By Melissa McCaghren

Slatonite GM

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but for some, lunch is the important one.

It’s also for several children the only meal a day, and with school closed until at least May 4, it will be even more important.

The lunch staff at the Slaton Independent School District is doing what it can to ensure that those students do not end up going hungry due to no school.

Paula Garcia, Food Service Director at SISD said so far the program has been going well. “We started the week roughly at 50 percent of the meals we were serving daily for lunch and breakfast. We have increased that number every day. We served over 700 breakfast and lunch on Friday,” she said.

There are 10 open sites, which Garcia said that anyone can walk up to and pick up the meals for the next day. Sites that have the meals are all four campuses: Stephen F. Austin Primary, 740 S. 7th St., Cathelene Thomas Elementary, 615 W. Lubbock St., Slaton Junior High, 300 W. Jean St. and Slaton High School, 105 N. 20th St. Meals may also be picked up at the bus stops: 20th and Geneva, Evans Building, Bible Baptist, Allen Park, 20th and Quaker and 4th and Garza.

For more information, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.

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