Summer meals to keep Dallas children strong and healthy this summer


Bringing healthy summer meals to Dallas children ensures kids have a healthy vacation and return to school ready to learn

This summer, Dallas ISD will provide healthy, no-cost summer meals for children 18 and younger and enrolled students up to 21 years old with disabilities. The Summer Food Service Program is a U.S. Department of Agriculture nutrition program administered in the Lone Star State by the Texas Department of Agriculture. For children who rely on school meals during the academic year, these meals offer a source of good nutrition when school is out for the long summer vacation.

“We are committed to the health of Dallas ISD students, regardless of whether school is in or out,” said Michael Rosenberger, executive director of Food & Child Nutrition Services.  “Therefore, no-cost healthy meals will be available to Dallas ISD students, and to young people 18 years and under, across our district. Our meals meet or exceed every USDA health requirement, and feature items like lean proteins, whole grains, multiple fruits and vegetables each day, and cold milk.  With nearly 2 million food-insecure children across our state, healthy school meals are vital to nourishing young Texans during the summer vacation.”

Dallas Independent School District will kick off summer meals with an event at Herbert Marcus Leadership Academy on June 16, 2022, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Visit for more information.

Families are encouraged to use the following tools to find a meal site near them:

  • Visit for an interactive site locator map
  • Call 2-1-1 to speak to a live operator
  • Text Food to 304-304
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