Harlingen CISD continues to provide breakfast and lunch meal pick up for all children 18 and younger.
Beginning Monday, March 30, the free breakfast and lunch will be distributed from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Both meals will be distributed during that time frame to avoid the need for parents and guardians to visit the distribution sites more than once in a day.
Harlingen CISD mailed official letters to each parent and guardian within the district outlining the updated food distribution process which begins on Monday, April 6. While children are no longer required to visit feeding sites, parents or guardians must provide proof for each child that qualifies for meal services during each visit. The letter serves as a valid form detailing each child’s enrollment in the district. Other acceptable forms include students report cards, attendance records from the parent portal of the school’s website, birth certificates for children not enrolled in school, or a student’s school identification card. No documentation is required if the student is present.
All children 18 years and younger qualify for meals at any of the following campuses: Harlingen High School, Harlingen High School South, Cano Freshman Academy, Gutierrez Middle School, Memorial Middle School, Vela Middle School, Vernon Middle School, Austin Elementary School, Bonham Elementary School, Bowie Elementary School, Crockett Elementary School, Dishman Elementary School, Houston Elementary School, Jefferson Elementary School, Lamar Elementary School, Long Elementary School, Means Elementary School, Milam Elementary School, Rodriguez Elementary School, Stuart Place Elementary School, Travis Elementary School, Treasure Hills Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School, and Zavala Elementary School.
Parents and guardians of any child 18 years old or younger may pick up the grab-and-go breakfast and lunch at any of the aforementioned locations. These free meals are offered to all children.
All campuses and meal distributions will be closed in observance of the Easter holiday break on Friday, April 8, 2020 and Monday, April 11. Upon our return on Tuesday, April 12, HCISD will be consolidating the meal distribution to eight sites and two days. Our HCISD families will receive multiple meals for the entire school week during the two-day distribution process.
After Easter break, meals will be distributed at Memorial Middle School, Vernon Middle School, Vela Middle School, Gutierrez Middle School, Harlingen High School, Harlingen High School South, Lamar Elementary, and Treasure Hills Elementary.
For the week of April 14 through April 17, meals will be distributed Tuesday and Thursdays.
Beginning April 20, meals will be distributed on Mondays and Wednesday.
HCISD essential staff working to distribute the meals will be located in areas to ensure they practice social and physical distancing as recommended by the CDC. Fever checks are continue conducted throughout the day to ensure that no essential staff member is displaying symptoms of illness.
HCISD continues to stress the importance of limiting social interactions for the safety and continued health of families and the community.