Free Meals for all Children

MEALS FOR PICK UP AVAILABLE: Gonzales ISD is providing the opportunity for children 18 and younger who are NOT ATTENDING GISD to obtain meals for carryout from North Avenue Intermediate Cafeteria.


Parents/guardians of children 18 and younger or adult children age 18 can pick up breakfast and lunch meals daily from 8 am - 11:45 am.  Parents of children age 18 or adult children age 18 can also select to pick up meals in bulk for several days at a time (up to 5 breakfast and 5 lunches). Meals provided may be up to the number of days GISD is in session that week (no weekend meals). Example: If GISD is in session Monday - Thursday, up to 4 breakfast and 4 lunches may be provided at one time. All meals picked up will either be shelf stable/packaged or refrigerated for parents or guardians to heat at home. All refrigerated or non-packaged items picked up, if not heated right away at home for immediate consumption, must be stored in a refrigerator at 41 degrees. Any items heated up at home should be heated up to 165 degrees for 15 seconds to ensure food safety.

To pick up bulk meals (breakfast and lunch meals for multiple days at one time), please contact North Avenue Intermediate cafeteria manager at 830-672-9557 ext 4903 or lisa.blackwell@gonzalesisd.net to schedule a time and date for meal pick up. To establish service, parents/guardians or adult children age 18 must initially either bring their child (ren) or provide proof of identity (i.e. birth certificate, state ID etc.). North Avenue Intermediate cafeteria manager will verify with GISD that children requesting meal service are not enrolled in GISD. Once verified, the North Avenue Intermediate manager will contact the parent/guardian to schedule pickup times and dates. Once service is established parents/guardians or adult children age 18 will pick up meals at the North Avenue Intermediate loading dock back door. At the back door, ring the doorbell for service. Meal service for pickup at North Avenue will be available until the last day of the school year, May 26th.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.


To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:


(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.