Summer Meals for Youth to kickoff in Houston

Program provides free healthy breakfasts, lunches around Houston area

HOUSTON – Texas Hunger Initiative and the Houston Independent School District kicked off the Summer Meal Program for children and teens at more than 200 HISD schools Tuesday.

The Summer Meal Program provides free healthy breakfasts and lunches around the Houston area. The "Road Trip to Good Nutrition" kick-off party, located at Brookline Elementary School on Tuesday, featured giveaways, music and carnival games.

The Share Our Strength's Texas No Kid Hungry campaign hopes to fill the summer food gap by raising awareness about the program and making it easier for families and children to find a summer meal location.

Greater Houston will offer hundreds of additional locations sponsored by school districts, the city of Houston, the Houston Food Bank and others.

Free summer meals will be provided to all children and youth ages 18 and younger. Children do not need to be enrolled to participate. No paperwork, registration or proof of income required.

To find all summer meal program locations, call 211, text FOODTX to 877-877, or visit www.summerfood.org.