Monday afternoon, officials with Ysleta ISD announced they kicked off its afterschool “supper program” at 10 campuses for the 2021-22 school year starting today.
“Given the numerous middle- and high-schoolers who stay on campus after school forsports, theater, band, or other clubs, the supper program gives students access to a nutritional meal in the cafeteria before rehearsal or practice,” District officials shared.
The supper program, which provides free and nutritious meals to active students who remain on campus after school for extracurricular activities, will be offered at the following campuses:
- Bel Air High School
- Del Valle High School
- Eastwood High School
- Hanks High School
- Parkland High School
- Riverside High School
- Ysleta High School
- Bel Air Middle School
- Del Valle Middle School
- Young Women’s Leadership Academy
The supper meals are being offered at various times depending on the dismissal time at each campus, but generally begin about 4 p.m.
The meals are free of charge to children 18 years and younger, and are available for purchase by adults. The supper program is funded
through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program.
Ysleta ISD has offered a supper program since January 2017 as part of an overall effort to increase student access to healthy meals. This school year, all Ysleta ISD students are receiving free breakfast and lunch meals at the campus.