Beginning this week, the Houston Independent School District, in partnership with the Houston Food Bank, is hosting community food distributions on Fridays in August at the NRG Stadium yellow lot.
Nutrition Services staff are expected to distribute 5,000 food packages as well as 5,000 packages of student meals. The family food packages will have up to 60 pounds of food, while each student meals package will contain a week’s worth of breakfast and lunch meals.
We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity. Distribution is open from 2 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 14, Aug. 21, and Aug. 28. Attendees must enter via the yellow lot main entrance off South Main Street.
During the final distribution — on Aug. 28 only — families also will receive school supplies donated by T-Mobile, Reliant, and Kroger.
As families arrive, Nutrition Services staff will minimize contact by placing food directly in vehicle trunks. Participants who walk to NRG must adhere to physical distancing requirements.
Community food packages are available to all. For student meals, the driver must have children in the car or show proof of enrollment in any school district (report card, student id, etc.) or birth certificate.
For more information about our meal programs, visit www.HoustonISD.org/Nutrition.
Grenita F. Lathan, Ph.D.
HISD Interim Superintendent