WEEKEND MEALS: Starting this week, we are able to provide breakfast and lunch for Saturday and Sunday again.
       Our meal distribution sites will be closed for April 10 the Good Friday holiday. When families pick up meals on Thursday, April 9, each child will receive lunches for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and breakfasts for Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. We will return to our regular schedule of distributing meals from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday next week.

      DINNERS: Starting next week, we will begin distributing dinners at the same time that we distribute breakfasts and lunches. Monday through Thursday, each child will receive a lunch and a dinner for that day as well as a breakfast for the following day. We have only received approval to distribute dinners Monday through Friday, so on Fridays, each child will receive three breakfasts, three lunches and a dinner for that day.

      DOCUMENTATION IF CHILD(REN) NOT PRESENT: If you are picking up meals for a child who is not with you at that time, the state is now requiring us to see some type of documentation that the meal is going to a child. If the child is in school, you can present a copy of a report card or attendance report. If the child is not in school, you can present a copy of a birth certificate.

      In order to make this process easier, our child nutrition services team can provide you with an authorization card to display when you pick up meals instead of presenting one of the forms of the documentation above. To request an authorization card, email cns@wacoisd.org or call 254-752-5522. For Waco ISD students, when requesting a card, please include their name, ID number, school, and the location where you will pick up their meals. For other children, please include their name and the location where you will pick up their meals. When you pick up their authorization card, you will need to show one of the forms of the documentation listed above. However, once you receive the authorization card, you will be able to use it in place of other forms of documentation.

      As always, if a child IS present when the meals are picked up, no documentation is needed to get a free meal for any child 18-years-old and under regardless of where they attend school. 

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