Students attending Socorro ISD schools will soon be offered free dinners throughout the 2017-2018 school year.
The “free supper meal pilot program”, which begins Tuesday, Sept. 5, will serve after-school snacks and full dinners to students at no charge.
In order to receive their meals, children ages 1-18 can show up to any participating school, sign in, and eat in the cafeteria, according to SISD.
District officials say the program will be implemented at Mission Ridge Elementary School, Bill Sybert and Ernesto Serna schools, Capt. Walter E. Clarke Middle School, and Eastlake and Socorro high schools.
According to a news release, Socorro ISD also currently offers free universal breakfast to all of its students, free lunches at select campuses, and free snacks for WIN Academy students.
“We are happy to support our students’ needs by providing them a third healthy meal and excited to open this service to the nearby community,” Shelley Chenausky, SISD’s director of child nutrition services, said.
SISD officials say the supper meal program will be offered Monday through Thursday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Eastlake and Socorro high schools, and 3:15 to 5 p.m. at Bill Sybert, Ernesto Serna, Capt. Walter E. Clarke, and Mission Ridge.