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Texas school districts awarded grants to expand school meal programs

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Austin Independent School District and Hays Unified Independent School District are among several Texas school districts awarded grants from No Kid Hungry provides free meals to children and families during the holiday season.

No Kid Hungry, a nonprofit dedicated to addressing child hunger and poverty, has provided nearly $300,000 in grants to expand programs such as school breakfasts, after-school meals, backpacks weekend and school pantry.

Stacie Sanchez, No Kid Hungry Director of Texas, said the organization remains committed to working alongside school and community leaders to help children regain a sense of normalcy and get the nutrition they need to stay healthy. develop.

“As we head into the holiday season, millions of children across Texas are facing hunger,” Sanchez said in a press release. “School and community meal programs remain an important lifesaver for children and their families, and No Kid Hungry is proud to support these programs and the incredibly dedicated people who do. made them come true.”

The following schools and organizations have received funding:

  • Austin Independent School District (Austin)
  • Aldine School District (Houston)
  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston (Houston)
  • FJV Foundation (Corsicana)
  • Goose Creek ISD (Baytown)
  • Hays Unified Independent School District (Buda)
  • K-Nation (Little Elm)
  • Northeastern School District (San Antonio)
  • Pasadena Independent School District (Pasadena)
  • Purple Hearts Inc. (Fort Worth)
  • Sheldon ISD (Houston)
  • Spring Independent School District (Houston)
  • Josh Howard Foundation (Lewisville)

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https://www.kxan.com/news/education/austin-hays-isds-awarded-grants-to-expand-school-meal-programs/ Texas school districts awarded grants to expand school meal programs

DUSTIN JONES

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