Brownsville ISD creating meals to go for students during coronavirus crisis

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas – With school districts shutting down to prevent the spread of COVID-19, families are wondering how their children will receive their school lunches; many of whom rely on those meals every day.

During an emergency board meeting, Brownsville ISD announcing that on Monday, March 23 they will begin a meal plan distribution.

Laura Villarreal, Brownsville ISD Food Service Administrator says, “We’ll be having 12 different locations throughout the district. We will have meals ready to go but they will be on a drive-thru basis. The students must be in the car with the parent in order to receive the meals.”

BISD food services will be preparing the meals and getting them ready for distribution. The ready to-go meals will include a hot lunch and a cold breakfast for the next morning. They will be available to all students even if they are not part of BISD.

“We can feed anybody from 0-18 years of age regardless of whether or not they attend Brownsville ISD. It could be family visiting as long as they are 18 and under we can go ahead and provide meals for them.” says Villarreal.

The meal pick up destinations will open Monday, March 23. BISD wants to remind parents that students must be in the vehicle when picking up their to-go meals. To make sure every child is given a breakfast and lunch.

The district will be posting their meal distribution locations on their website at

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