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No Kid Hungry Texas and Josh Howard Foundation Join Forces to Feed Children in Irving

Due to the current economic landscape of inflation and rising gas prices, the grocery budgets of many Texas families are under great pressure. To address this need, No Kid Hungry Texas and the Josh Howard Foundation have joined forces to provide free summer meals in DFW.

1 in 4 children in Texas face hunger, and summer is the hungriest time of the year for children who rely on school meals. A variety of community organizations and nonprofits host summer meal sites to help fill this gap in nutrition, but many families in need are unaware of these programs. Raising awareness and increasing attendance to these meal sites is a crucial part of eliminating summer hunger and ensuring kids are happy and healthy inside and outside the classroom.  

No Kid Hungry Texas is a nonprofit focused on solving child hunger across the state who has joined forces with the Josh Howard Foundation, which provides a variety of services to economically disadvantaged communities. The two organizations have partnered to provide summer meals to Irving youth as well as share the texting service that helps Texas families find free meals for their children this summer. Parents, grandparents and caregivers can simply text ‘FOOD’ or ‘COMIDA’ to 304-304 to find free summer meals near their neighborhoods or visit the meal finder online: https://www.nokidhungry.org/find-free-meals.

There are several locations in Irving where meals are distributed:

  • Northwest Park Recreation Center, 2800 Cheyenne St, Irving, TX 75062 (Monday-Friday, Breakfast and lunch)
  • West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Rd, Irving, TX 75062 (Monday-Friday, Breakfast)
  • Lee Park Recreation Center, 3000 Pamela Dr, Irving, TX 75062 (Monday-Friday, Breakfast and lunch)
  • MacArthur High School, 3700 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062 (Monday-Thursday, Breakfast and lunch)
  • Sandpebble Apartments, 900 W. Rochelle Rd, Irving, TX 75062 (Every day, Breakfast and lunch)
  • Finley Apartments, 2434 Finley Rd, Irving, TX 75062 (Every day, Breakfast and lunch)
  • ICU #6, 2300 Valley View Ln, Irving, TX 75062 (Every day, Breakfast and lunch)
  • ICU #5, 4425 W. Airport Fwy, #125, Irving, TX 75062 (Every day, Breakfast and lunch)
  • Georgia Farrow Recreation Center, 530 Davis Dr, Irving TX 75061 (Monday-Friday, Breakfast and lunch)
  • Covington Creek, 4188 W. Pioneer Dr, Irving TX 75061 (Monday-Friday, Breakfast)
  • Lorenzo de Zavala Middle School, 707 W. Pioneer Dr, Irving, TX 75061 (Monday-Thursday, Breakfast and lunch)
  • North Lake Early College High School, 1081 W. Shady Grove Rd, Irving TX 75060 (Monday-Friday, Breakfast and lunch)
  • C Joy & Ralph Ellis Stadium, 700 E. 6th St, Irving TX 75060 (Monday-Friday, Breakfast and lunch)
  • Nimitz High School, 100 W. Oakdale Rd, Irving TX 75060 (Monday-Thursday, Breakfast and lunch)
  • Meadow Creek Manufactured Home Community, 1232 Creek Dr, Irving TX 75060 (Every day, Breakfast and lunch)

These are just a few locations, please search https://www.nokidhungry.org/find-free-meals to find more.

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