The USDA recently issued a nationwide waiver allowing the Summer Food Service Program and Seamless Summer Operations to continue to operate through December 31, 2020, providing the choice for Texas contracting entities to operate the National School Lunch Program or one of the summer feeding programs through the end of 2020 or until funding is no longer available.
Beginning with lunch on Monday September 14, 2020, all Glen Rose ISD students (in person and remote learners) began receiving a free reimbursable meal. Going forward, free meals will include a reimbursable breakfast and lunch each day. Students and families are encouraged to participate in this program while it remains available.
Please be aware that at any time, the USDA may withdraw the waivers depending on the availability of funding. At that point, schools will revert back to charging for meals based on meal application status. During this time, students may still purchase extra entrees, side items, or items from the B-Line/Snack Bar (at Jr. High and High School).
It is highly encouraged for ALL families to fill out a free-reduced meal application during this time. Applications may be picked up from the campuses or can be found online at our GRISD website under Child Nutrition.
If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Jill Lawson, Child Nutrition Director, Glen Rose ISD, (254) 898-3907 or or firstname.lastname@example.org.