Help for Kids

We all have different food needs as we grow. But with your Food Bank by your side, Central Texans of any age can be on the right track to healthy eating.

The Central Texas Food Bank is providing free, weekly meal packs to children ages 18 and under from June 8 through August 14. Stop by a participating site for breakfast and lunch for the entire week.

Find a Meal Site Near You

Parents and guardians may pick up meal packs for their children if they present one of the following items:

  • Official letter/e-mail from school listing children enrolled
  • Individual student report cards 
  • Attendance Record from parent portal of the school website
  • Birth certificate for a child not in school
  • Student ID cards

The following sites are serving summer breakfast and lunch from June 8 through August 14:

YMCA - East Communities

  • Thursday: 8:00 am - 10:30 am

YMCA - North Austin

  • Thursday: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Dittmar Recreation Center

  • Monday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

South Austin Recreation Center

  • Tuesday: 12:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Delores Duffie Recreation Center
Distributions will take place in the Doris Miller Auditorium parking lot at 2300 Rosewood Ave.

  • Wednesday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Additional Resources

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT)

Because of school closures from COVID-19, Texas received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide more than $1 billion in pandemic food benefits to families with children that have temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals.

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) provides eligible families with a one-time payment for each child who previously received free or reduced-price meals. P-EBT works the same way Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits do and will help families get the food they need during the current pandemic. P-EBT will be administered by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Texas Department of Agriculture and Texas Education Agency. The application for P-EBT will be open until August 21, 2020.

Ways to apply for P-EBT:

Districts Offering Services

Use the links below to find breakfast, lunch and snacks for children and families attending schools in Del Valle ISD, Hays CISD, AISD, San Marcos CISD and Leander ISD. Please contact your school district to confirm service.

Del Valle ISD

AISD

Hays CISD

Manor ISD 

Leander ISD

Wimberley ISD

Bastrop ISD

Pflugerville ISD

Find a Meal Site Near You

Find a meal site using Find Food Now. You can also call 2-1-1, text FOODTX to 877-877 or visit summerfood.org for help locating a site near you.

The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).