Monday, March 23, 2020

HPARD to Begin Curbside Meal Distribution Program for Youth at 47 Community Centers

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department will begin a Curbside Meal Program for Youth, ages 1 to 18, beginning on Monday, March 23rd. The Curbside Meal distribution of a snack and lunch will take place Monday-Friday from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. On Monday, March 23rd, a total of 50 meals will be available at each site. This may increase to up to 200 per site based on participation.
  • To ensure social distancing is maintained throughout the curbside meal distribution, meals will be placed in the trunk of the recipient's car.
  • Guidelines for meal distribution
    Community Center Staff will distribute each participant the lunch and snack at one time.
    Each child will receive one lunch and one snack.
    Only children who come to the site for pick-up can receive the lunch and snack.
    A parent can’t take food for a child that is not present at the time of pick-up.
  • The Curbside Meal Program is an adaption of the federally funded and state managed After-School Meal Program which operates through HPARD’s Community Centers
  • Funding for the program comes from a grant from the Texas Department of Agriculture (T.D.A.) Child and Adult Care Food Program (C.A.C.F.P.)
  • The 47 HPARD Community Center sites are listed below.