Katy ISD Serves 33,102 Grab, Go Meals

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Katy ISD

Katy ISD staff serves a free meal. Next week, the district will offer a hot entree for lunch.

Katy ISD

Yoonsoo (Seth) Choi, Staff Writer

Katy ISD has served 33,102 free breakfast and lunch meals to Katy area children ages 0-18 over the last four days to assist families during the extended school closure.

“Katy ISD is feeding meals free to students, so they still have access to healthy meals during the school closure,” Donna Pittenger, Executive Director of Nutrition and Food Service said in a district video sent out today. “Feeding our kids definitely shows that we are part of the community, and we feel that every child is important.”

The grab and go service is provided curbside near campuses’ covered walkway where buses pick up and drop off students. The program runs from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m, Monday through Friday. Starting next week, a hot entree will be offered at lunch. 

“I am very grateful that Katy ISD is providing my students’ breakfast and lunch right now,” a Katy ISD parent said in a district video sent out today. “It’s very helpful.”  

Starting next week, Bethke Elementary’s curbside meal service will be moved to Paetow High School, and Schmalz Elementary will also provide meals. Today, Bear Creek Elementary,  Golbow Elementary,  Hutsell Elementary,  Mayde Creek Elementary,  Memorial Parkway Elementary,  Bethke Elementary, Sundown Elementary,  West Memorial Elementary,  Williams Elementary and  Tompkins High School are offering meals.

“My mom didn’t have to worry about making food in the morning, so she could just go to work,” a Katy ISD student said in a district video sent out today. “It was a really big blessing. ”

Anyone with questions should call (281) 396-2151.