Be part of the healthy food team

This summer, hundreds of Food and Child Nutrition staff will prepare an average of 20,000 meals—including warm meals—to ensure Dallas children have access to nutritious food during the summer break. 

The healthy, no-cost summer meals will be available for children 18 and younger and enrolled students with disabilities up to 21 years old. The Summer Food Service Program is a U.S. Department of Agriculture nutrition program administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture. For children who rely on school meals during the academic year, these meals offer a source of good nutrition when school is out for the long summer vacation.

“We are committed to the health of Dallas ISD students, regardless of whether school is in session,” said Michael Rosenberger, executive director of Food & Child Nutrition Services. “Therefore, no-cost healthy meals will be available to Dallas ISD students, and to young people 18 years and under, across our district. Our meals meet or exceed every USDA health requirement, and feature items like lean proteins, whole grains, multiple fruits and vegetables each day, and cold milk. With nearly 2 million food-insecure children across our state, healthy school meals are vital to nourishing young Texans during the summer vacation.”

If you know of anyone who might be interested in being part of the team that helps provide nutritious food for Dallas children during the school year and when school is not in session, you have the opportunity to learn about these jobs and their benefits at one of several special job fairs for Food and Child Nutrition in June. 

Help spread the word

The FCNS job fair will take place at the Maria Luna Food Services Facility, 1515 Al Lipscomb Way, on:

  • June 8 | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • June 15 | 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • June 22 | 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Current opening include cafeteria supervisors, food service assistants, and food service cook. If you know anyone interested in these jobs, ask them to visit to apply or attend one of the hiring events.

Dallas Independent School District will kick off summer meals with an event at Herbert Marcus Leadership Academy on June 16, 2022, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Visit for more information.

Families are encouraged to use the following tools to find a meal site near them:

  • Visit for an interactive site locator map
  • Call 2-1-1 to speak to a live operator
  • Text Food to 304-304

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