MISD chosen for USDA summer program
Marlin ISD students have been chosen to take part in a project of the USDA that gives them the opportunity to receive boxes of shelf-stable food delivered to their homes during the summer months.
Enrollment windows for the program last about a week and are specific to each district, based on Spring Break.
Households with at least one student who is eligible for the Free/Reduced Lunch Program may receive one box of food per child under 18 per week.
To sign up, head to mealstoyou.org and follow the prompts to Summer meals for Texas. You will need a good physical mailing address, preferably a USPS deliverable address, along with School Information (districts attended,) and each Student’s ID number who is being enrolled. If there are multiple children being enrolled for the same household, be sure to name the free/reduced lunch eligible student first on the application.
According to the website, due to the limited number of meals the program can provide, everyone who signs up may not receive meals. There will be a lottery to separate those who will receive food and who will be waitlisted.
“All families will have the same chance of receiving the food boxes, and if waitlisted, the same chance of coming off of the waitlist,” the site reads.
The deadline for signing up for this program for Marlin students was initially March 30, but has been extended to April 6 due to the global health safety crisis. The website has not been updated to reflect that, but the school district assures that it has been extended.
20 districts were chosen total, with area districts being Marlin ISD, Mart ISD, Teague ISD, and Mexia ISD.