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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) Several HISD school campuses are now serving free dinner to students.

According to officials with HISD, many students spend most of their day at school and are not given the opportunity to receive the nutrition they need for their well being. HISD realized this need and is meeting it with the offering of free dinner meals throughout HISD Schools.

HISD, the largest public school system in Texas and the seventh-largest in the United States, has partnered with the 21st Century Community Learning Center program to serve the free meals at several campuses to ensure students receive healthy and nutritious meals on a regular basis.

District officials see the latest endeavor as one that is beneficial for students beyond measure: “For some children, these dinner meals may be the only meal they eat until the next school day so this program will strive to provide them the proper nutrition they need for a healthy development,” said Jonnelle Hollins, manager of HISD after-school programs. “Offering free dinner at school will ensure that thousands of students have access to the recommended three meals a day.”

The newly implemented free dinner program allows any child under the age of 18 to eat a free, healthy dinner at 32 HISD campuses during the school week. “All the meals served meet the nutrition requirements established by USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program,” added officials with HISD.

“HISD’s Food Services receives federal reimbursements for the meals served. Participating schools are required to offer after-school activities and service at-risk populations.”

The free dinner meals will be served Monday through Friday. “Those wanting to participate are encouraged to contact a dinner site for times. In the upcoming 2013-2014 school year, the program is expected to be offered at 50 campuses,” added district officials.

The following campuses will offer free dinners to HISD students, as stated by HISD:
• Alcott Elementary School
• Atherton Elementary School
• Attucks Middle School
• Black Middle School
• Blackshear Elementary School
• Brookline Elementary School
• Bruce Elementary School
• Cornelius Elementary School
• Dowling Middle School
• Fleming Middle School
• Fonville Middle School
• Furr High School
• Henderson Elementary School
• Jackson Middle School
• Marshall Middle School
• McReynolds Middle School
• Sam Houston High School
• Henry Middle School
• Port Houston Elementary
• Revere Middle School
• The Rusk School
• Ryan Middle School
• Scarborough High School
• Sharpstown Middle School
• Shearn Elementary School
• Sterling High School
• Thomas Middle School
• Washington High School
• Welch Middle School
• Woodson K-8
• Wainwright Elementary School
• Windsor Village Elementary School

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