Houston ISD said its Nutrition Services department has closed 12 distribution sites, including one in the area, in efforts to streamline community meals and supply distribution.

The district said the now-closed sites were locations with extremely low or no participation, including one at Clifton Middle School at 6001 Golden Forest Dr., and were shut down “to allow the department to focus food and resources at the most populated sites where the need is greatest,” according to a news release.

There are still local distribution sites open at Waltrip High School (1900 W. 34th St.) and Booker T. Washington High School (4204 Yale St.) that are open Mondays and Thursdays from 2-5 p.m. There is also a neighborhood supersite at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center (4400 W. 18th St.) that is open on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Student meals are offered free of charge for students ages 1-18. Families must have a birth certificate or proof of enrollment in any school district for each child needing meals if the student is not present.

For an up-to-date list of distribution times and locations, visit HoustonISD.org/StudentMeals.

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