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EPISD to offer free breakfast and lunch to all students during 2021-22 school year

 EPISD Free Meals

(EL PASO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT -- July 15, 2021) — EPISD today announced that thanks to funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, all EPISD students will receive breakfast and lunch at no cost for the entire 2021-22 school year, regardless of income.

“This gives us a great opportunity to make healthy, delicious meals available to more students in El Paso,” said Laura Duran, EPISD’s Director of Food and Nutrition Services. “We know parents have a lot on their minds and we’re glad that meals are no longer something they have to worry about.”

EPISD will not require parents to fill out a free and reduced-priced meals application for this school year to make meals accessible to students.

As per state requirements, all students will transition to in-person instruction on Aug. 2. Because of that, the District will cease curbside meal distribution and return to traditional cafeteria service at all campuses.

To view weekly menus and get the latest EPISD Food & Nutrition Services, visit

Story by Gustavo Reveles
Graphic by Martín A. López