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Katy ISD Offers Free Meals to All Katy-Area Students Over Summer Break


May 28, 2021

By Natalie Cook Clark

Katy ISD will offer free, hot meals to all katy-area students this summer 18 years and younger. The District's academic year ended yesterday.

Photo courtesy: KISD

Ready to Heat Meals will Include Breakfast and Lunch

Curbside meals, prepared by the District’s Nutrition & Food Service Department, will consist of ready to heat and eat breakfast and lunch. Tuesday meal pick-ups will consist of four breakfasts and four lunches for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Monday. There is no pick-up on Fridays and no meals for Fridays since there is no school on those days.

“Both the Curbside Grab and Go Meals, in-person summer school meals and meals for special education students will be free thanks to funding from the United States Department of Agriculture Summer Food Service Program,” says Donna Pittenger, Executive Director of the Katy ISD Nutrition & Food Service Department.

“Meal benefit applications will not be required this summer, nor for the upcoming school year as part of this federal program,” says Pittenger.

Identification Required if Picking up without a Child

If parents are picking up meals without a child present, then they will need identification for each child. Acceptable identification would be a Katy ISD ID, report card, or birth certificate.

Curbside “Grab and Go” Summer Schedule:


Cinco Ranch High School and Morton Ranch High School

Every Tuesday (from June 1-July 27)

4 p.m.- 6 p.m.

Check Katy ISD’s website and Facebook for cancelations in the event of inclement weather.


In-Person Summer School Meals:

In-person summer school students will receive hot meals served in the cafeteria. These same meals will be available to area students, but due to safety protocol cannot be served along with the in-person students or allowed to eat in the school. Please see the schedule below.

Morton Ranch Elementary, West Memorial Elementary, Williams Elementary, and Taylor High School

Monday-Thursday (June 7- July 1)

Breakfast: 7:30-8:30 a.m.

Lunch for Elementary Schools: 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Lunch for High School: 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.


Extended School Year Students with Disabilities Community Meals:

The District will also be offering Extended School Year for Students with Disabilities (ESY) Community Meals at three campuses. They can enjoy a hot breakfast between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. and a hot lunch between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Only enrolled Katy ISD special education students can eat in the cafeteria. Parents picking up meals for area students may due so. If the student is not present, the same policy applies, and they must provide a form of identification for the student.

Exley Elementary, Memorial Parkway Junior high and McMeans Junior High

Monday-Thursday (June 7-17 and July 12-22)

Breakfast: 7:30-8:30 a.m.

Lunch: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

For any of these services, student identification is required if a parent is picking up without a child present.

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