The district is still offering students free curbside pick-up of breakfast and lunch meals. Aldine is offering the meals at more than 20 selected school sites throughout AISD during the disruption in district operations over concerns about the spread of the new coronavirus. The district, seeking to address food insecurity, has partnered with the Houston Food Bank to help local families in need during this time.
“This is another measure to help our families impacted by the coronavirus,” Deputy Superintendent Selina Chapa said. “Many families are experiencing a loss of jobs or decreased compensation, which has financial implications and causes hardships for families in need of food.”
Houston Food Bank Distribution Site Information
- When: Friday, March 27, 2020
- When: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
- Where: M.O. Campbell Educational Center (MOC), 1865 Aldine Bender Road (Houston, TX 77032)
- Note: The service will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Limit: One bag per family.
Aldine ISD Police Department officers will be present to help direct traffic at the MOC. There will be five lines to expedite the distribution process. Volunteers are going to put the bag full of food in the car trunk of each vehicle, so there is no need for people to get out of their cars.
“More than 90 percent of our families are economically disadvantaged,” stated Dr. Martha Escalante, executive director of family and community engagement for AISD. “We hope this helps bring some relief to our families.”
Volunteers, most of whom are AISD operations employees, will distribute the food like an assembly line. They will be taking measures to prevent the spread of the virus. The food bank will roll in separate trucks throughout the two-hour event, each carrying different types of food.