Summer Curbside Meals
** Curbside meals will no longer be available.
Rules from the U.S. Department of Agriculture allows the El Paso Independent School District to provide free breakfast and lunch to children ages 1 to 18 from June 21 through July 21, 2021, regardless of their enrollment status or residence in the District.
“We are thankful to the USDA for allowing us to continue to provide healthful meals to any child who may need it,” said Laura Duran, EPISD’s Director of Nutrition Services. “The new rules make our breakfast and lunch services available to thousands of additional children, and it makes the pick-up of take-home meals much more convenient for our busy parents.”
EPISD schools offer curbside summer meal pick-up. Click link below for updated curbside locations and pick-up time:
Curbside Locations and Pick-Up Times :(Click here)
All curbside meals are distributed daily (Monday through Friday) with breakfast and lunch packaged together. Friday's distribution includes meals for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Special July 5th holiday and July 21st meals distribution, schedule will be advertised on the posted menu and our social media. The curbside menu is advertised on the FNS website, FNS social media platforms, and in weekly text messages and emails sent to parents.
Meals will be provided for any child ages 1 to 18, and the child need not be a student in EPISD. Children need not be present to receive the meals, however, 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
Parents who pick up meals for their children will be given a verification card at a campus and they will be required to pick up all meals at that campus from then on.
The free meal program is extended to all EPISD summer school students who attend in-person instruction. Students on campus will receive free breakfast and free lunch either in the classroom or as a grab-and-go option.
“It is our goal to provide nutritious meals to as many children as possible during these difficult times,” Duran said. “We know the challenges in learning are even more present right now because of the pandemic, and we want to eliminate any concern about food that may exist among our families.”We look forward to serving your children during the summer using unique and unprecedented procedures.