AUSTIN, Texas — AISD is offering families much needed help during the closure of schools due to COVID-19.
The school district is offering free breakfast and lunch kits.
The meals are given to every family member who's at the pick-up locations.
The Texas Department of Agriculture on Wednesday night got approval from federal officials to give free meals to parents when kids aren't present. However, as of Thursday, Austin ISD says they haven't received "official guidance" from the state to give meals to adults without a child present.
AISD offers this weekdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
On Tuesday, school officials say they gave out 6,000 meals and that number keeps growing.
"We've had parents tell our staff how thankful they are," said AISD Executive Director of Food Services Anneliese Tanner.
"And we've had kids who have been really excited to see their lunch ladies after not having seen anybody from the school community for awhile."
There's 70 locations around Austin for these free meals. For a closer look at this map, click here.
The interactive map made by AISD makes it really easy for parents to find a location.
The red tabs are drive-up location and yellow tabs are bus stops where they bring the meals.
If you'd like to support AISD's first-ever Crisis Support Fund, click here.
It's a privately funded endowment that tackles the district’s most pressing problems in the midst of the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
Del Valle ISD is also providing free meals to families during the COVID-19 closure. Meals for 2 days will be delivered on Mondays and Wednesdays. Meals for 3 days will be delivered on Fridays. For more information click here.