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Houston Food Bank Kickoff Event Provides Food and Fun

The Houston Food Bank hosted a fun and nutritious event for more than 300 children in summer 2018.

East View High Keeps School Staff in the SFSP Loop

East View prepares for the start of the SFSP program by sending emails to all of the teachers announcing the program. In addition to including the logistics of the program such as the time and place, they also make sure to explain to the teachers how critical the program is.

Partnerships are Key to Success of Anthony ISD Kick-off Events

SFSP kick-off events at Anthony ISD have grown to include a variety of fun and exciting activities for children and their families. In 2016 a bike giveaway was part of the event.

Social Media Boosts Summer Participation at Llano ISD

With more than 60 percent of the district’s students qualifying for free and reduced-price school lunches, the staff knew firsthand that there was a need for summer meals.

New Sites Enable Copperas Cove ISD to Serve More Summer Meals

Copperas Cove ISD opened eight summer meals sites in 2017 enabling the staff to serve 6,145 breakfasts and 9,412 lunches in June.

Florence ISD Ensures Community Knows About Summer Meals

Each year Lillian Barnet from Florence ISD contacts city council members and makes sure that information about the SFSP program is printed on the city water bill.

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Commissioner Sid Miller