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
If a child is not present at meal pick-up, parents are required to present documentation for each child. A student report card, student ID, attendance record, birth certificate, or any official letter or school enrollment form with the student’s information will be accepted.
Your student’s ID number can be accessed via the Home Access Site.
Meal menus can be viewed at the Katy ISD Food Services webpage.
The free meal waiver is good until December 31, or as long as supplies last.