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Highland Lakes school districts set up meal pickup sites for kids

Grab-and-go meal pickup sites in the Highland Lakes

Highland Lakes Elementary School in Granite Shoals is one of many sites across the area that youths 18 and younger can pick up free meals Monday through Friday. Photo by Stennis Shotts

With Texas public schools closed through at least April 3, Highland Lakes districts are working to ensure students still have access to regular meals.

Each of the three area public school districts are handing out grab-and-go meals Monday through Friday to ages 18 and younger. Many of the meals will be breakfast and lunch combinations.

The meals are available for any youth 18 and younger, but they must be present during pickup. A parent, grandparent, or other adult cannot get the meals without the child present.

Llano Independent School District meal distributions begin March 23. Pickup is 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at the following sites:

  • Packsaddle Elementary School, 150 Pioneer Lane in Kingsland
  • Llano Junior High School, 400 Texas 71 East in Llano

Burnet Consolidated Independent School District has eight pickup locations from 10-11 a.m. Monday-Friday. Those picking up meals are asked to stay in their vehicles. If someone does walk up, they cannot eat on site.

BCISD locations are:

  • Briggs Community Center, 215 Loop 308 in Briggs
  • Lake Victor Community Center, 200 Lake Avenue in Lake Victor
  • Lakeshore Branch Library, 7346 RR 261 in Buchanan Dam
  • Hoover Valley Fire Department, 303 CR 118B in Hoover’s Valley
  • Cassie Community Center, 3920 FM 690 in Cassie
  • YMCA of the Highland Lakes: 1601 S. Water St. (U.S. 281) in Burnet
  • Bertram Elementary School, 315 Main St. in Bertram
  • R.J. Richey Elementary School, 500 E. Graves St. in Burnet

Marble Falls ISD is serving grab-and-go meals at three locations on weekdays starting March 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Marble Falls Middle School concession stand, 1511 Pony Circle in Marble Falls. The concession stand is located behind the school. It is best accessed from Terrace Drive and the “horseshoe drive” around Pony Stadium.
  • Highland Lakes Elementary School, 8200 RR 1431 in Granite Shoals
  • Spicewood Elementary School, 1005 Spur 191 in Spicewood

The Texas Education Agency and the Texas Department of Agriculture have joined forces to create a School Meal Finder map. Texans can go there to locate other locations for meals.

If families can’t make the meal pickups or need assistance, they may contact the Highland Lakes Crisis Network through its website or by calling 325-423-3662.