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WFISD keeps kids fed with summer food program

School is out for summer and the Wichita Falls ISD wants to make sure no child goes hungry. SOURCE: KAUZ School is out for summer and the Wichita Falls ISD wants to make sure no child goes hungry. SOURCE: KAUZ
School is out for summer and the Wichita Falls ISD wants to make sure no child goes hungry. SOURCE: KAUZ School is out for summer and the Wichita Falls ISD wants to make sure no child goes hungry. SOURCE: KAUZ
School is out for summer and the Wichita Falls ISD wants to make sure no child goes hungry. SOURCE: KAUZ School is out for summer and the Wichita Falls ISD wants to make sure no child goes hungry. SOURCE: KAUZ
WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) -

School is out for summer and the Wichita Falls ISD wants to make sure no child goes hungry.

One way the district is making sure kids stay fed is with a traveling food truck.

"This is the stuff they were getting in school," said parent Montel Bean who visited with his two daughters.

WFISD rolled out the food truck for the summer meals program which gives kids a chance to eat lunch free of charge.

The food truck is a part of a government program that works to m8ake sure every child has something to eat this summer.

"It is really important to us to be able to make sure that kids are fed and are able to get their nutritional needs and perform in their daily lives," said Marci Spruiell, the marketing specialist for Chartwells K12.

It is the first year for the addition to the summer food program and has new executive chef Carrie Richardson optimistic.

"It is very exciting learning where things were and where we are moving forward," said Richardson.

The truck will spend 30 minutes at three different locations in Wichita Falls every weekday.

"There are different apartments over here great for the kids to just come out and get over here and get some lunch," said Bean.

Workers on the truck will not ask for your child's information or proof that you live in the district.

The truck will visit Fountaingate Apartments, Tealwood Apartments, and City View High School on Monday through Friday.

A schedule of times can be found on the Nutrislice App on Apple or Google Play or by texting "food" to 877-877. 

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