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Central Texas school districts serve 'grab-and-go' meals

Posted at 10:38 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 23:38:47-04

Lunchtime looks a lot different this week at schools across the country.

"We realize and we appreciate the gravity of the situation that we're dealing with, with COVID-19," said Killeen ISD Superintendet Dr. John Craft Tuesday.

While cafeterias are closed due to coronavirus concerns, a number of school districts, like Killeen ISD, are ensuring students do not go hungry, by serving "grab-and-go" meals.

"Free lunch, free breakfast is being provided from today obviously into the future during this closure time period for all students, any age," said Dr. Craft.

Belton ISD is also serving breakfast and lunch.

"We needed to provide our lunches for kids because we do have some students in our system that rely on their schooling day to be able to get those lunches," said Belton ISD Superintendent Dr. Matt Smith.

Killeen ISD parent Darius Moore said it is nice to see districts step up to the plate.

"I mean that's something they didn't have to do," said Moore.

For Belton ISD, breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. at Miller Heights Elementary, Pirtle Elementary and Southwest Elementary.

For KISD, breakfast is available from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the following elementary schools:

  • Cedar Valley Elementary School
  • Hay Branch Elementary School
  • Harker Heights Elementary School
  • Oveta Culp Hobby Elementary School
  • Peebles Elementary School
  • Pershing Park Elementary School
  • Reeces Creek Elementary School
  • West Ward Elementary School
  • Willow Springs Elementary School
  • Manor Middle School
  • Rancier Middle School
  • Shoemaker High School concession stand.