DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(060518) – ECISD SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM

ODESSA, TEXAS/JUNE 06, 2018 – THE SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM IS NOW UNDERWAY FOR BREAFAST AND LUNCH AT ECISD SCHOOL CAMPUSES THROUGOUT ODESSA AND ECTOR COUNTY. THE ECISD SCHOOL NUTRITION DEPARTMENT IS PROVIDING THIS PROGRAM FOR THOSE STUDENTS 18-YEARS-OF-AGE AND YOUNGER, WHO ARE NOT ABLE TO GET BREAKFAST OR LUNCH DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS, WHILE SCHOOL IS NOT IN SESSION. (KATY TYALOR, MS, RDN, LD, SNS-DIRECTOR ECISD SCHOOL NUTRITION) “ANY CHILD FROM THE COMMUNITY CAN COME TO ONE OF OUR CAMPUSES FOR BREAKFAST OR LUNCH FOR FREE, WHILE WE’RE OPERATING IN THE SUMMER.” APPROXIMATLEY 75 STUDENTS PER DAY ARE COMING TO ECTOR MIDDLE SCHOOL AND TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM, ALONG WITH STUDENTS ATTENDING SUMMER SCHOOL. (RENE BARRIENTES, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL, ECTOR MIDDLE SCHOOL) “THOSE KIDS THAT COME IN, IT’S HELPING THEM OUT TREMEDOUSLY, BECAUSE, YOU KNOW THEY’RE FED, SO, THEY DIDN’T LOSE THAT ROUTINE-COMING TO SCHOOL AND COMING TO SUMMER SCHOOL, THEY’RE STILL ABLE TO BREAFAST AND LUNCH.” THE FUNDING FOR THE SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM COMES FROM THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. (KATY TYALOR, MS, RDN, LD, SNS-DIRECTOR ECISD SCHOOL NUTRITION) “WE CLAIM THE NUMBER OF MEALS THAT WE FEED THROUGH THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND RECEIVE REEMBERCEMENT THAT WAY. IT’S FREE FOR THE COMMUNITY.” (RENE BARRIENTES, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL, ECTOR MIDDLE SCHOOL) “I THINK THE STUDENTS AND THE FAMILIES NEED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT WHILE, YOU KNOW IT’S HERE.” FOR INFORMATION CONTACT ECISD SCHOOL NUTRITION AT 432-456-9749 OR VISIT ECTORCOUNTYISD.ORG/DOMAIN/31. FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA.

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Author: Danny Barrera