Curbside meals

Free weekend meals now offered to face-to-face learners

Free weekend meals are now offered to face-to-face learners. These free weekend meals can be picked up Thursdays from 5-6 p.m. at any of our 37 curbside meal pick-up schools. GISD families must provide verification whether their student is a remote or face-to-face learner. This designation can be found on the student's Skyward schedule or by verification email sent from the Student Nutrition Department. It is not necessary to pre-order weekend meals for face-to-face students.

Free meals for all students

As a result of The USDA extending COVID-19 flexibilities, we are now able to offer free meals to all students and to children 18 & under through our Curbside meals program.

Garland ISD students who are remote learners will be required to provide verification that they are registered as a remote learner. This can be verified by showing the email that was sent to all registered remote learners from the Student Nutrition Office or by showing their schedule in Skyward that shows they are registered as a remote learner.

Children 18 & under that are not Garland ISD students may also pick-up curbside meals.  They must bring a student ID card, report card, or birth certificate (for children younger than school age). 

Meal pick-ups will be every Monday and Thursday from 5-6 pm.

Apply for free and reduced-price meals

Families that qualify for the free and reduced-price meal services should be sure to finish their application by Oct. 31. While meals are free for all students at this time, an application for Free & Reduced meals is still needed.  See if you qualify on the free and reduced-price meal page.

Student Nutrition Services is excited to provide weekly curbside meal pick-up for remote learners.  To receive meals parents/guardians will need to complete an order form every two weeks for each Garland ISD student who would like meal service.  Parents/guardians who complete the form will receive breakfast and lunch for a two-week period.

Please review all information below, including the frequently asked questions, before ordering or picking-up meals.

How to order

  1. Determine the location where you want to pick up the meals. 
    1. You may choose any of the available meal pick-up locations to pick-up meals. It doesn't have to be the school your child attends. Parents with students at multiple schools may choose to pick-up all meals at one location.
  2. Complete the order form based on the desired pick-up location by the order due date.
    1. A form MUST be completed for EACH student. You will need a valid student name and ID number.

Place your order

Opt in dateMeals forPick-up days
October 20October 23-November 5October 22 and October 26, 5-6 p.m.
October 29 and November 2, 5-6 p.m.

Select your desired pick-up location from the appropriate drop-down category below to submit your order(s).

EXAMPLE:  If you have students who attend three different schools but Austin Academy is your preferred pick-up site, you will need to fill out three Austin forms, one for each student.

For assistance, please contact the Student Nutrition Services office at 972-494-8322.

Meal pick-up process

Parents/guardians will need to show proof of GISD enrollment as a remote or face-to-face student at meal pickup. (Student ID, Report Card, Skyward Login, etc.)

Curbside meals pick-up locations

Menus

Visit garlandisd.nutrislice.com.  Menus are listed under each school.

The remote meals menu will include featured items such as Harvest of the Month and Farm Fresh Friday.  In addition, there will be a “Chef Crafted” recipe each week.

 Watch the Chef Crafted" videos to learn more about these recipe items.

Frequently asked questions

Is the pre-order form the same as the Free & Reduced Priced Meal Application?

No.  This is a pre-order form to opt into curbside pickup of meals for students who attend classes remotely.

While meals are free for all students at this time, an application for Free & Reduced meals is still needed.  The recently added flexibility  and funding offered by the USDA to extend the free meal offer could end at any time.  

If you believe that your household is eligible for Free or Reduced-priced meal, please go to mealapp.garlandisd.net to submit a 2020-2021 Free & Reduced-priced meal application.

Do I need to qualify for Free or Reduced-price meal to be able to order Curbside Meals?

No.  You may submit a meal order regardless of your child(ren)’s meal eligibility. 

While meals are free for all students at this time, an application for Free & Reduced meals is still needed.  The recently added flexibility  and funding offered by the USDA to extend the free meal offer could end at any time. If this program ends, meals would be charged to your child(ren)’s lunch account according to their meal eligibility. 

Reduced price

  • Breakfast $.30
  • Lunch $.40

Full price

  • Breakfast $1.50
  • Lunch $2.85

 

Do I have to pick up meals from my student’s home school?

Meal pick up does not have to be at the school your child is registered at.  You may order your meals for pickup at any school in the district.  You are able to pick the school most convenient for your family. Meals for multiple students may be picked up from any school site but an important note is that a form MUST be completed for EACH student meal. 

How will meals be packaged?

Thursday pick-up for Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday meals; Monday pick-up for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday meals.

What if my students require a diet modification?

Any student who has a physician prescribed and physician signed Garland ISD Diet Modification Request Form on file can contact Menu Coordinator, Kristen Hess or visit special dietary needs page.