Free Meals for Katy-Area Students Through December


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