RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas – IDEA Schools in the Rio Grande Valley are using the harvest from their farms to provide curbside meals to the community.

Free meals are available for all children under the age of 18. You do not have to be part of the district.

In the last month IDEA schools across Texas and Louisiana have served one million meals.

“The importance of knowing how to grow one’s own food is becoming very evident. The National Grocers Association has predicted that there may be food shortages because of the pandemic and so we want to prepare ourselves for that,” Said Hernan Colmenero, farm manager, “We want to know how to grow our own food, tend to it, take care of it. Not only fruits and vegetables but even livestock if the ability is there, right, and two, knowing how to take care of one self and not eating junk food every day.”

Meals can be picked up for children at any IDEA school weekdays from seven to ten in the morning.