Food Service and Meals Programs

Curbside Meal Program

The Curbside Meal Program for youth is distributed at 48 participating HPARD Community Centers and 1 independent site. The program is available to children 18 and under. No enrollment is required; however, children must be present to receive a meal.

Meals include a snack and dinner and will be placed in vehicles for hands-free distribution.

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.

Ages: 18 and under
Registration: No enrollment required
Requirements: Children MUST be present to receive a meal
Fee: FREE
Program Dates September 6 – May 27, 2022
 Mon – Fri ONLY
Time: 3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Location: 44 Community Centers & 1 Independent Site
Information: Rummeka Allen, 713.676.6832

Public Notice:

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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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: Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, Fax: (202) 690-7442; or email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Noticia pública

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas. Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por: correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; fax: (202) 690-7442; o correo electrónico: program.intake@usda.gov. Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

Summer Food Service Program (S.F.S.P.)

Since 1980, H.P.A.R.D. has sponsored the Summer Food Service Program for youth ages 18 and under. The program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (U.S.D.A.) and administered through Texas Department of Agriculture. The Walmart Foundation’s Texas State Giving Program has teamed up with H.P.A.R.D. to help alleviate childhood hunger in Houston.

The Summer Food Service Program is available at sites across Houston and Harris County, providing nutritious breakfast and lunches Monday through Friday at Houston Parks and Recreation Department Community Centers and other participating locations including: churches, apartment complexes, learning centers and other nonprofit organizations. No registration is required.

The nutritious packed lunches are prepared and delivered daily to each site and comply with federal and state requirements. They include one serving of milk, two or more servings of vegetables and/or fruits, one serving of grain or bread, and one serving of meat or meat alternative.

Interested organization who would like to register to become a Summer Food Service Site must meet and follow these requirements:

  • Complete and return a Request to Participate Form now available from the Department's Summer Food Service Program Office and online.
  • Participate in and pass a Pre-Operational Visit. This visit is required to determine that site locations have the facilities to provide meal service for the anticipated number of participants in attendance and the capability of conducting the proposed meal service.
  • Attend a Site Supervisor's Training Session before the 2020 Summer Food Service Program operation begins. Site staff is required to attend this session and a Summer Food Service Program Operating Manual is provided.
  • Participate in continuing site visits by the Summer Food Service Program Staff throughout the program's operation. These visits are conducted to ensure that the program operates smoothly and to verify information. Please note that UNANNOUNCED site visits are conducted by City and State officials.
  • Site Supervisor maintains accurate records of meals that are served. No billing or food preparation is involved. The Summer Food Service Program is FREE for youth.
Ages: 18 and under
Registration: Not Required
Fee: FREE
Program Dates June 14 - August 13, 2021
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (breakfast)
 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (lunch)
Location: H.P.A.R.D. Community Centers, churches, apartment  complexes,  learning centers, and other non-profit organizations
Information:
(in English or Spanish)
Call 2-1-1 For Locations
 713.676.6832

After School Meal Program (A.S.M.P)

The After-School Meal Program provides a snack and supper to youth ages 1 – 18 who participate in programming at one of 48 H.P.A.R.D. community centers or at approved partner sites. It is funded by a grant from the Texas Department of Agriculture (T.D.A.) Child and Adult Care Food Program (C.A.C.F.P.). Sites were approved by the T.D.A. based on their eligibility requirements, which designate eligible areas as those served by a school in which 50% or more of the children enrolled are eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals.

There are no enrollment requirements for the C.A.C.F.P. program. Participating youth will be served a free snack and supper between 3:00 and 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday, from September 14, 2020, through May 28, 2021. H.P.A.R.D. manages the program for the City of Houston and participating sites are sponsored under H.P.A.R.D. The facility hosting the program must provide educational or enrichment activities, be open to all children, and not limit participation or membership on the basis of the child’s ability. H.P.A.R.D. accepts registrations throughout the year from groups interested in becoming an After-School Meal Program site. Groups that would like to register to become an After-School Meal Program Site may contact Rummeka Allen at 713.676.6832.

Ages: 1 - 18
Registration: Not Required
Fee: FREE
Program Dates Sept 19, 2020 - May 28, 2021,
 Mon – Fri ONLY
Time: 3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Locations: Printable pdf
Information: 713.676.6832