IDEA Public Schools offers free meals to children this summer

Breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.; lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

SAN ANTONIO – IDEA Public Schools are offering free meals this summer to children under 18 years old, according to district officials.

“We understand that access to meals over the summer might be burdensome to some of our families, so we are happy to help bridge that gap by relieving families of some of the potential added meal costs that they may feel over the summer,” said Natasha Perales, Regional Child Nutrition Program manager for IDEA Public Schools San Antonio.

The meals will be served in IDEA campus cafeterias Monday through Friday from June 3 to July 26, with the exception of federal holidays and July 1-5.

IDEA said breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“Healthy nutrition is important for all children in our community, not just while they are in a classroom learning, but year-round,” said Fernando Aguilar, vice president of the Child Nutrition Program at IDEA Public Schools.

The free meals are part of IDEA’s dedication to helping children stay healthy through the Seamless Summer Meals Option.

“When children are hungry, they are less likely to perform well in school and more likely to experience illness,” said Perales.

Anyone seeking more information regarding the free summer meals at IDEA can contact the cafeteria manager at any campus.

For more information on IDEA Public Schools, click here.

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