TEXAS AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER SID MILLER HELPS ENSURE UVALDE CHILDREN MAINTAIN ACCESS TO GOOD NUTRITION – Texas Department of Agriculture

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Texas Division of Agriculture

Commissioner Todd Staples

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TEXAS AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER SID MILLER HELPS Guarantee UVALDE Youngsters Maintain Entry TO GOOD Vitamin (5/26/2022)

AUSTIN – Right now, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller introduced a coordinated effort To proper away destayr federally funded healthful meals for The youngsters of Uvalde. Working with the regional Education Service Center (ESC) serving Uvalde Consolidated Unbiased School District (CISD) and the San Antonio Unbiased School District (ISD), the Texas Division of Agriculture (TDA) secured U.S. Division of Agriculture approval To current 15,000 bundles of nutritious snacks for distribution to The youngsters of Uvalde.


“We’re honored To assist ESC Area 20 with establishing the companionship between school districts in San Antonio and Uvalde so meals assist Shall be currentd till the Uvalde school district resumes serving meals For youngsters,” Commissioner Miller said. “The children of Uvalde Ought to not Want to fear about this program. We now have to Deal with this obligation so Uvalde youngsters get good nutrition And permit Uvalde CISD staff To Think about therapeutic from this unspeakable tragedy.”


Greater than 65 % of the 4,000 children in Uvalde schools stay in households with income ranges that qualify The youngsters to acquire free or lowered-worth meals At school. San Antonio ISD will current enough meals for 3,000 college students for 5 days. Commissioner Miller additionally expedited approval of Uvalde CISD’s plan to serve nutritious meals Freed from cost of cost to households this summer time. The district will serve these meals On the Uvalde Twin Language Academy.


“We’ll proceed to work with the ESC And school districts To Ensure seamless access to meals for Uvalde college students,” Miller said. “I even have to thank TDA Assistant Commissioner Lena Wilson and her group in our Food & Nutrition division for being so diligent And dealing with our companions to get this carried out so swiftly. We’re additionally grateful for San Antonio ISD’s willingness To assist with meals providers for Uvalde children all by way of this most troublesome time.”


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