Free Lunch Offered Through IDEA's Child Nutrition Program-Seamless Summer Option

All IDEA campuses in Texas in Louisiana will participate

As part of IDEA’s commitment to local Texas communities in the Rio Grande Valley, Austin, El Paso, and San Antonio and the Baton Rouge community in Louisiana, the Child Nutrition Program (CNP) will be participating in the Texas Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) Seamless Summer Option (SSO). The SSO was created to ensure that children, especially in low income areas, continue to receive nutritious meals during summer.  With this program, we are able to provide free breakfast and lunch to all children, 18 years and younger, whether or not they are IDEA scholars.  No form of identification is required to receive a meal for SSO. 

Sites, Dates & Times 

All existing campuses are participating in SSO. Cafeterias will serve breakfast and lunch.  Texas dates are Monday, June 3 through Friday, August 2. Louisiana dates are Monday, June 3 through Thursday, June 27. 

  • Days of Operation:  Monday - Friday 
  • Time of Service:  Breakfast:  7 - 8 a.m.; Lunch: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Please note that SSO service in Texas will be not available on the weeks of July 1-5 and August 5-9. 

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