Summer Food Program - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

06/03/08 - East Texas

Summer Food Program

by  Christa Lollis

The breakfast, burgers and fruit in these boxes are headed to several different places. Livingston, Alto, Nacogdoches and Lufkin are just some of the schools that will be serving breakfast and lunch all summer to kids in East Texas. "During the summer there are a lot of children who otherwise wouldn't have breakfast or lunch served in any way. They're used to getting it at school during the school year and so we wanted to be sure and provide a breakfast and a lunch service to the students," Victoria Young with Lufkin ISD explained. 

The schools have joined with the Department of Agriculture to provide the service at no cost to East Texas families. They're hoping that having several locations and providing a free meal will help parents save money and get the kids to show up. Young says, "A lot of children live somewhere near a site that we offer the feeding at. Those children could walk to the sites and parents can bring the children, let them eat and then leave and that is a very big benefit to the parents."

Cafeterias will open their doors on Monday and if past years are any indication, the districts are expecting thousands of kids to fill the lunch room. "Last year we served almost 20,000 breakfasts through June, July," Young explains,  "and 35,000 lunches so our program is pretty successful and we expect it to get bigger this year because we are going through August 7th." The thing is if numbers are down food service locations could shut down so the district is encouraging everyone to participate.

For more information and locations you can visit www.summerfood.org .

  • East Texas NewsMore>>

  • Lufkin PD: Man tried to use counterfeit bill to buy gift card at grocery store

    Lufkin PD: Man tried to use counterfeit bill to buy gift card at grocery store

    Thursday, July 20 2017 12:33 PM EDT2017-07-20 16:33:10 GMT

    Officers with the Lufkin Police Department arrested a 19-year-old man Wednesday after he allegedly tried to use a counterfeit bill to buy a gift card at the Brookshire Brothers store located at 1800 Frank Avenue.

    More >>

    Officers with the Lufkin Police Department arrested a 19-year-old man Wednesday after he allegedly tried to use a counterfeit bill to buy a gift card at the Brookshire Brothers store located at 1800 Frank Avenue.

    More >>
  • Breaking

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant to host BBQ in Lufkin

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant to host BBQ in Lufkin

    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:59 AM EDT2017-07-20 15:59:58 GMT

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has long had a soft spot for Lufkin, his home town.

    More >>

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has long had a soft spot for Lufkin, his home town.

    More >>
  • SFA Jacks picked 6th in preason football poll

    SFA Jacks picked 6th in preason football poll

    Thursday, July 20 2017 10:09 AM EDT2017-07-20 14:09:40 GMT

    From SFA Athletics HOUSTON (News Release) - Stephen F. Austin football has been picked sixth in the 2017 Southland Conference preseason poll as voted upon by the league's head coaches and sports information directors. The conference office unveiled the predicted order of finish Thursday in conjunction with 2017 Southland Conference Football Media Day at the Hilton Americas hotel in downtown Houston.  The Lumberjacks picked up 114 total points from head coaches and SID...

    More >>

    From SFA Athletics HOUSTON (News Release) - Stephen F. Austin football has been picked sixth in the 2017 Southland Conference preseason poll as voted upon by the league's head coaches and sports information directors. The conference office unveiled the predicted order of finish Thursday in conjunction with 2017 Southland Conference Football Media Day at the Hilton Americas hotel in downtown Houston.  The Lumberjacks picked up 114 total points from head coaches and SID...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly