No Kid Hungry Texas Awards Dallas ISD Recovery Grant in Wake of Tornado Damage

January 13, 2020

Grant will allow district to purchase a new serving line to accommodate influx of students displaced by the natural disaster.

January 13, 2020

Contact: Kathy Green, 512-551-3470, kgreen@strength.org

Austin, TX – No Kid Hungry Texas has awarded Dallas Independent School District with a $10,000 grant to support recovery efforts following the devastating tornadoes that hit Dallas-Fort Worth last October.

The funding will support a new cafeteria service line at Thomas Edison Junior High School to accommodate the influx of students from DISD campuses that were destroyed by the storm.

“When a natural disaster hits, it’s even more critical that kids can rely on healthy meals at school. We’re proud to partner with Dallas Independent School District to ensure students affected by the storm have the food they need to learn and thrive,” said No Kid Hungry Texas Director Kathy Green.

More than 1 in 4 kids in Texas live in families that struggle with hunger. Research shows that hunger has long-term ramifications on children, including lower test scores, weaker attendance rates, and a higher risk of hospitalizations and chronic diseases. No Kid Hungry Texas partners with school districts and local community organizations across the state to ensure all kids get three healthy meals each day.

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No child should go hungry in America. But 1 in 7 kids will face hunger this year. No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger through effective programs that provide kids with the food they need. This is a problem we know how to solve. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization working to end hunger and poverty. Join us at NoKidHungry.org