KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
September 18, 2020
By Natalie Cook Clark
Katy ISD announced that all Katy-area students can receive a free breakfast and lunch starting next week. The meals are offered to District students enrolled in face-to-face instruction and Katy Virtual Academy (KVA), as well as children 18 and under who are not enrolled in Katy ISD.
Photo courtesy: Katy ISD
Waiver Funding Free Meals Extended
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Texas Department of Agriculture have extended a waiver that will provide free meals to all Katy-area students from Monday, September 21 through December 31. Each Katy ISD student (KVA or in-person) will be offered one breakfast and one lunch per day.
“I think it’s a great idea,” says Katy mom Angie Waller. “One less thing for parents to worry about.”
Katy parents can still add funds to their Pay N’ Go account for a la cart purchases and for when the free funding expires.
Free and Reduced Meal Applications Still Due
Free and reduced meal applications for the 2020-21 academic year must still be turned in to review benefits for when the waiver expires.
Virtual Learners Can Pick-Up Meals
KVA students will have access to the free meals, as well as any Katy-area student under the age of 18 whether they are enrolled in the District or not.
Students can pick up breakfast and lunch meals, curbside from 4 - 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Meals will be heated at home and are intended to be picked up a day prior to eating.
Curbside Pick-up Locations:
Morton Ranch High School
Mayde Creek High School
Cinco Ranch High School