School Meal Delivery Support

Assistance with Food Delivery Logistics and Enrollment

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In partnership with USDA and TDA, the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty (BCHP) has implemented the Emergency Meals-to-You program to provide shelf-stable, easily prepared, kid-friendly meals to students during unexpected school closures lasting four weeks or longer

At no cost to the school district, BCHP provides administrative support and technical assistance, and connect school districts with vendors who have the capacity to purchase, package, and deliver a box of meals containing 10 or more meals that meet nutrition requirements. This program is primarily directed towards rural families, for whom traditional SFSP service options are a challenge due to distance and transportation, but can be adapted for other challenges, like quarantines or natural disasters.

This delivery method will be implemented on a first come first serve basis. Districts that wish to participate should meet the following criteria:

    • Be a school food authority in good standing with the Texas Department of Agriculture
    • Have school campuses located in a rural county within Texas. Rural designations can be found through:
      • Texas Department of Agriculture. Review rural campuses here
      • The National Center of Education Statistics (nces.ed.gov) 
      • USDA rural designation (fns.usda.gov/rural-designation). 
    • Have announced a school closure lasting four weeks or longer
    • Have participating school campuses with 50% or greater free or reduced-price eligibility


Districts interested in applying should visit: https://mealstoyou.org/emergency-meals-to-you-school-districts/ .

Assistance available in English and Spanish. Please call 877-TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325) for help.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

Mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.



Texas Department of Agriculture
Commissioner Sid Miller