Photo Courtesy of the Houston Foodbank
The safety and well-being of our communities come first in Precinct 2. We understand that during this time food accessibility can be limited due to vacant grocery stores. However, the Houston Food Bank, school districts, as well as other organizations are working together to host food distributions in various areas, in efforts to address the food insecurity while following social distancing procedures for the safety of the community. Are you or someone you know in need of food? Perfect! This blog is for you. We have put together a list of meal distribution locations for those in need during this difficult time. Be sure to also follow Harris County Precinct 2 on social media for more information and updates on other resources available to you.
Note: You can also find local pantries across the county by visiting the Houston Food Bank’s website, or call their helpline at 832-369-9390.
We have also put together a map that shows where the locations are along with pertinent information- Click the image of the map (to the right) to view.
PRECINCT 2 AREA SCHOOL DISTRICTS:
Starting Monday, March 30, Child Nutrition Services will be providing breakfast and lunch pickup from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Families will be able to pick up six meals for each student on Monday and four meals for each student on Thursday. This change allows both families and staff to remain healthy and safe during meal pickup.
Students no longer have to be present for meal pickup, however, Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) requires parents/guardians to show proof of enrollment in a school district through an ID badge, report card, attendance report/record, or birth certificate for students under school age.
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GOOSE CREEK ISD
Since Monday, March 23, Goose Creek CISD has adjusted its Grab and Go meal distribution to include additional locations and to allow both breakfast and lunch to be given out at one time. This will not only give families easier access to the meal distribution sites, but it also will allow them to pick up breakfast and lunch in one stop. Children must be present to receive meals.
Each child age 18 and under will receive two bags of food. Goose Creek CISD staff will hand out the food from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on weekdays. The 19 locations include Alamo, Ashbel Smith, Austin, Bañuelos, Bowie, Carver, Clark, Crockett, Harlem, Highlands, Lamar, San Jacinto, and Travis elementaries; Cedar Bayou, Gentry, and Horace Mann junior schools and Goose Creek Memorial, Lee and Sterling high schools.
LA PORTE ISD
La Porte ISD will continue to offer to-go breakfast and lunch at no cost for all children who are 18 years and younger, and they anticipate that — soon — children will not have to be present in the vehicle to receive meals.
The packaged meals will be handed out drive-thru style at:
- James H. Baker Sixth Grade Campus (Enter the campus from Underwood.)
- College Park Elementary School (Enter the campus from Luella.)
- La Porte High School (Enter the senior parking lot from Fairmont
Time: 7:30 - 9 a.m. (breakfast) 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (lunch)
Starting Monday, March 30, 2020, Pasadena's Independent School District will change the free breakfast and lunches program, "Grand-and-Go" allowing parents to collect meals for multiple days instead of having to drive to campus daily. The new schedule will take place as follows:
Distribution days will be Mondays and Thursdays.
- Monday - a child will receive breakfast and lunch for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (three-day meals for each child in the family).
- Thursday - a child will receive breakfast and lunch for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (four-day meals for each child in the family).
A parent will only need to go through the line once. (See the green flyer to the left)
GALENA PARK ISD
Galena Park ISD’s Student Nutrition Department will provide FREE meals beginning Tuesday, March 17, and continuing through the duration of the closure at the campuses listed below.
Students must be 18 years of age to qualify.
Breakfast will be provided from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., and lunch will be provided from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Meals will be distributed near the bus ramp of the campus.
Curbside Meal Campuses:
- Woodland Acres Elementary School - 12956 Sarahs Ln, Houston, TX 77015
- Sam Houston Elementary School - 4101 East Sam Houston Pkwy N, Houston, TX 77015
- Galena Park Elementary School - 401 N Main St, Galena Park, TX 77547
- Dr. Shirley J. Williamson Elementary School - 6720 New Forest Parkway, Houston, TX 77049
- North Shore Middle School - 120 Castlegory Rd, Houston, TX 77015
CLEAR CREEK ISD
Beginning Monday, March 30, 2020, Clear Creek ISD will be offering free lunch and breakfast pick up for multiple days at a time. Monday’s pickup will include lunch and breakfast through Thursday morning. Thursday’s pickup will include lunch and breakfast through Saturday breakfast. This will be for drive-through or walk-up only between 11 a.m.–1 p.m. at select schools. Students can pick up meals without an adult present.
DEER PARK ISD
Deer Park ISD continues to provide free breakfast and lunch to children 18 years and under on weekdays through April 10. Parents can drive by the following locations to pick up a lunch meal as well as a breakfast meal for the next morning for each child who is present in the vehicle (under state guidelines, each child must be in the vehicle). Walk-up orders are also permitted for those who have no vehicle. However, each child must be present to pick up meals, and social distancing rules must be followed.
Beginning Monday, March 30:
- THE FALLS OF DEER PARK (7201 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena, TX 77505)
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
- CARPENTER ELEMENTARY (5002 W Pasadena Blvd, Deer Park, TX 77536)
(Use the parent drop-off lane/north entrance off Pasadena Boulevard between Bonnette Junior High and old Carpenter Elementary)
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
- DEEPWATER ELEMENTARY (309 Glenmore Dr, Pasadena, TX 77503)
(Use the bus lane/north entrance off Meadowlake Road)
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
- DEER PARK HIGH SCHOOL-NORTH CAMPUS (402 Ivy Ave, Deer Park, TX 77536)
(Use the student pick-up lane near the school library off Ivy Avenue and East Fourth Street)
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
- HOUSTON LEISURE RV RESORT (1601 S Main St, Highlands, TX 77562)
- PIEDMONT APARTMENTS (7510 Decker Dr, Baytown, TX 77520)
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Humble ISD continues to provide meals for their students; however, the schedule may vary. For more information on meal distributions visit https://www.humbleisd.net/meals, or go to their Facebook page here.
Beginning March 30, Grab-n-Go breakfast and lunch meals will be available once per day, from 11:00 - 1:00, Monday-Friday at Huffman Elementary School.
The Houston Food Bank will be making their food delivery this Friday, April 3. This food may be picked up Friday, also from 11:00 - 1:00, and is open to all Huffman community members in need of assistance.
For more information, please visit their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/huffmanschools or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sheldon ISD continues to provide “Grab and Go” meals for children ages 1-18 beginning at the following campuses:
- Carroll Elementary
- Royalwood Elementary
- Sheldon Elementary
- Null Middle School
- C. E. King Middle School
Each week on Monday and Thursday, breakfast will be available for pick up from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.; and lunch will be available for pick up from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Each distribution will consist of six meals each time to cover for the week. Students MUST be present when walking or driving up in order to receive their meals for accounting purposes.