DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas ISD launched a pilot program Monday to get more meals to more students in need during the coronavirus outbreak that has forced schools to shut down.
The school district is providing mobile meals “for our housing insecure students and families, who are unable to access designated grab-and-go meal sites.”READ MORE: COVID-19 Delta Variant 'Accelerating' In North Texas And Across The Nation
On Monday afternoon, staff brought meals to the Budget Suites off Stemmons Freeway.
The district said the program, which is a collaboration of the Homeless Education Program, Food and Child Nutrition Services, and Student Transportation Services, will expand to additional hotels and motels on Thursday, April 2.READ MORE: Frisco's Grand Park No Longer An 'Urban Legend' As City Can Finally Finish Exide Cleanup
Dallas ISD also said Monday, to limit human interactions and help ensure the safety of district staff and families, Dallas ISD starting the week of April 6 will provide about a week worth of meals one day a week.Amber Alert Issued For Dallas Brothers 2 And 4 Years Old; With Father Who Is A Homicide Suspect