*NEW*: USDA/TDA has recently announced flexibilities that allow us to feed children in our community at no charge. Children do not have to be enrolled in Alief schools to participate.
Curbside Meal Service Details
- Children ages 18 years and younger and
- Any person who continues to be enrolled in school and is identified as mentally or physically disabled through a special education program or the 29 U.S.C § 70, Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973. If this is the case, the person is eligible through age 21.
- WHEN: Monday-Friday (no service when school is not in session)
- TIME: 4-7 p.m. NEW extended hours
- WHERE: All Elementary Schools, Elsik HS and Taylor HS
- If children are NOT present, parent or guardian must present one of the following:
- Student report card
- Attendance record from parent portal of school website
- Birth certificate
- Official letter/email from facility or school listing children enrolled
- Official ID (issued by a school or daycare)
- If the child is present, no additional identification is needed
For safety purposes, please wear a mask, maintain 6' social distancing and stay in your car (if driving through).
Fall Curbside Procedure
- Currently, all children 18yr & younger receive a breakfast & lunch meal free of charge.
How to Qualify for Free or Reduced Priced Meals
- Meal Applications -
- Apply online at www.schoolcafe.com
- Complete a paper application – Available at campuses, curbside feeding sites & the Federal Meals Office located at 12400 High Star, Building T-248, Houston, TX 77072.
- Once the application has been processed, notifications letters will be sent via email or physical address on file.
- If students are directly certified (DC) for free or reduced meals, a letter will be sent to homes to inform parent/guardian of child’s meal status and state no meal application is needed.
- Meal Applications -
Special Dietary Accommodations
Curbside Pick-Up FAQs
Can I pick up the meals for my child?
How long will Alief ISD offer curbside pick-up?
What is Alief ISD doing to ensure the health and safety of students, parents and staff during curbside pick-up?
How much are the meals?
How will changes be communicated to parents?
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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.