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Hempstead ISD Announces 2023 Free Summer Food Service Program

Posted Date: 05/26/2023

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Hempstead ISD is announcing its participation in the Seamless Summer Option Program (SSO), offered by the Texas Department of Agriculture. The SSO program provides nutritious meals to children in the local community during the summer when schools are closed and the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program is not in operation. 

Any child from ages 0-18 is eligible to receive breakfast and lunch at no cost. Individuals aged 19 and above, who have been determined to be mentally or physically disabled by a state or local agency, may also be served a meal. 

The SSO will offer meals at the Hempstead High School/Middle School Cafeteria (Bobcat Den) and the Hempstead Recreation Center. 

Meals will be offered at the Bobcat Den Monday through Thursday from June 5, 2023, through June 29, 2023. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and Lunch will be served from 12:35 to 1:35 p.m.

Meals will be offered at the Hempstead Recreation Center on Monday through Thursday from June 5, 2023, through June 29, 2023 and July 5, 2023 through July 27, 2023. Breakfast will be served from 9 to 10 a.m. and Lunch will be served from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

*Dates and times are subject to change. Hempstead ISD will notify the community via social media, email, and the district website at if there are any changes. 

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or

  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

  3. email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.