Public Resources

Meals for Children

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Many Texas schools are offering meals at no cost to children and teens 18 and younger, and enrolled students with disabilities up to 21 years old. Times, locations and delivery methods can change daily. Please use the following information to find site locations, along with their operating hours and procedures:


School Meal Finder
  1. Use the interactive School Meal Finder map | 5 Tips on How to Use Meal Finder Map
  2. Text FOODTX or COMIDA to 877-877 to receive a text with the three closest meal sites to your location.
  3. Call 211 and speak to an operator.
  4. Visit school websites or check social media

Food for All Households

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Option 1

Households in 41 Texas counties are eligible to receive Disaster Household Distribution food boxes. The boxes include a variety of USDA Foods for home preparation and are available from the food bank serving the county. Any family in these 41 counties can participate if they are experiencing limited access to food due to COVID-19. The map below provides contact information for the food banks serving each county and that information can be used to determine the availability of food boxes.


Counties approved for Disaster Household Distribution — Hudspeth, Culberson, Guadalupe, Chambers, Liberty, San Jacinto, Ellis, Austin, Waller, Walker, Trinity, Robertson, Madison, Burleson, Washington, San Saba, El Paso, Brazos, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Montgomery, Dallas, Collin, Denton, Bexar, Comal, Kerr, Webb, Zapata, Starr, Val Verde, Maverick, Kinney, Dimmit, Jim Hogg, San Saba, Tarrant, Travis, Johnson, Wise, Denton, Hood, Parker, Palo Pinto, Hill, Erath, Cooke, Bosque, Hamilton, and Somervell.

Option 2

Households in other Texas counties may be eligible to access other food programs available at your local Food Bank. Click here to find your local food bank.


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Assistance available in English and Spanish. Please call 877-TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325) for help.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

Mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.




Texas Department of Agriculture

Commissioner Sid Miller