AUSTIN, Texas - In order to feed families during the coronavirus school shutdowns, Austin Independent School District has opened up breakfast and lunch meal delivery service alongside its curbside service.
According to AISD, meals will be delivered Monday through Friday via school buses to 54 different locations across Austin. The school buses will visit each site for approximately 15-20 minutes for meal distribution, according to the AISD website.
It is recommended that families complete a meal pre-order form for their preferred curbside or delivery location, "Pre-ordering is not required, however, doing so will help ensure food does not run out. Pre-order forms will be open Monday-Friday from 5 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., to request meals for that day," AISD wrote.
"Meals will feature foods that are cooked and prepared by staff in Austin ISD kitchens. These meals will be chilled and served cold to be taken home and reheated. The healthy meals served will include protein, grains, fruits and vegetables. The option of vegetarian meals, milk and compostable cutlery will be available," AISD wrote.
Each child will be able to receive one breakfast and one lunch meal daily and through community-supported Austin ISD Crisis Support Fund, parents and caregivers accompanying the children may also receive breakfast and lunch meals.
Delivery and curbside meal service starts March 23.