Dallas ISD staff members spend first day of break serving community

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Staff members with the Dallas ISD are out in the community today, giving away meals to students, to DISD families, and to anyone else in need.

Michael Rosenberger, Executive Director for Food and Child Nutrition Services with the DISD, says he expects today’s food giveaway to provide meals to more than 20,000 families.

"We have three different meal boxes that we're providing," Rosenberger says. "The first is a student meal box and it contains breakfast, lunch and supper for a week … We also have a Thanksgiving holiday meal box which has roast turkey and a combination of side items. Then, curtesy of the USDA, we're handing out food boxes for families. These are 30 pound food boxes that have enough food for a family of four for an entire week. Everyone who shows up gets three separate boxes packed with amazing food, and it's all free."

There are no requirements for families to pick up the Thanksgiving food boxes, but the student meals are meant for DISD students only.

Volunteers will be giving away food until 4:30 today at the following locations:

Benjamin Franklin International Exploratory Academy
Bryan Adams High School
David W. Carter High School
José "Joe" May Elementary School
Moisés E. Molina High School
Skyline High School
South Oak Cliff High School
Sunset High School
Thomas C. Marsh Preparatory Academy
Wilmer-Hutchins High School
Young Women's STEAM Academy at Balch Springs Middle School

Rosenberger says the need in the community has been great since the start of the pandemic, and it's not letting up. He says it's a privilege to be able to serve people in need. "We're really happy to bring this to our Dallas community," he says.

More information on Dallas ISD's Food and Child Nutrition Services can be found online at http://www.dallasisd.org/FCNS.