Welcome to HISD Food and Nutrition Services
Working together for student academic success by promoting the 3 E's.
♥ Education ♥ Eating Right ♥ Exercise ♥
Hondo ISD would like to announce that this school year, healthy meals will be offered every school day to all students at no cost. Typically, at Hondo High School, a student’s household must meet income eligibility requirements to qualify for free or reduced-price meals. However, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued guidance that allows schools to offer meals to all students at no cost for the 2021-2022 school year.
While no application or eligibility determination is required for your student to receive free meals this school year, income eligibility requirements will likely resume in the 2022-2023 school year. As such, Hondo High School will process household applications during School Year 2021-2022 to ensure student eligibility for free or reduced-price meals during the first 30 days of the 2022-2023 school year while 2022-2023 applications are being processed.
Special Dietary Needs or Food Allergies
Records must be updated yearly for students with special dietary needs.
A medical statement must be on file in the Food& Nutrition Services offices for any students. Please find Exhibit B for the form or contact the campus nurse or the Food & Nutrition manager at any of the district campuses.
High School Meal Application
Schools participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and/or School Breakfast Program (SBP) (and that are not participating in a special provision program) are required to send a letter to parents/guardians that contains the Income Eligibility Guidelines for Determining Free and Reduced Price Benefits along with a Free and Reduced Price School Meal application form. Hondo High School Students will receive this information in their orientation packet (all other schools provide free meals). Applications will be available on this website for downloading. The application is available in two versions - English and Spanish.
Contact the Food & Nutrition Services Office at 830-426-7600 or visit us at the Food & Nutrition Services Office located at the Auxiliary Services Building at 102 18th Street in Hondo if you have any questions. We'll be happy to help you understand the process and answer any questions you may have regarding your child's eligibility.
Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)
Meyer Elementary, Woolls Intermediate and McDowell Middle School will be participating in the CEP School Meal Program for school year 2020-2021. Students attending these three campuses will receive one Free Breakfast and one Free Lunch daily, and will not be required to complete an application to receive meals free of charge. Schools qualifying to operate CEP serve breakfast and lunch to all children at no charge and eliminate the collection of meal applications for free, reduced-price, and paid student meals. This new approach reduces burdens for both families and school administrators and helps ensure that students receive nutritious meals.
For additional information please contact the following person:
Hondo ISD Child Nutrition Department
Attention: James White Director, 102 18th Street, Hondo, TX 78861
Students attending Hondo High School will be required to fill out an application to participate in the Free/Reduced meal program. All students registering for school to attend HHS campus will be provided an application for Free/Reduced priced meals annually at the beginning of the school year.
The Mission of the HISD Child Nutrition Services is to provide all school children access to healthy, well-balanced meals to increase their ability to learn in the classroom, grow up healthy and to reach their fullest potential.
Our goal is to provide quality food on the serving line all the time, so from the first student we serve to the last, all have a positive school meal experience.