Free Meals for Houston’s Kids

Have a child 18 years old or younger? We have free meals for them!

Do you have kids that are 18 years old or younger? Are you 18 years old or younger? Free meals are available now! Below is a map of all the sites across the Houston area that provide free meals. No paperwork, no fees, no hassle. Just show up and get free healthy meals. Free Meals Houston: Good for our kids, good for our community.

Sites are run by different school districts and nonprofits. Times may change so we always suggest calling ahead!


Meal Site Locations


Site closest to you?

Want to find a site closest to you?

Send an email to and include your zip code.

You will be sent a response with the free meal site for anyone 18 years old or younger closest to you.

****If you don’t see any site listed by your zip code, reach out to your local school district. School district contact information can be found here!

Good for Our Kids, Good for Our Community

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to bring anything to receive the free meals?

If you have your children in the car, nothing is required to receive free meals. Parents or guardians picking up meals without a child present need to show documentation for each child. Only one form of ID is required. Accepted documentation is as follows:

  • Official letter/email/electronic school application
  • Student report card
  • Student ID card
  • Attendance records with student’s names
  • A birth certificate

What days are meals served?

Days and times of meals served vary by location. If you click on a site close to you on the map above times and locations are provided. If schools are closed (for a holiday or school got canceled) meals sites will also be closed.

Who can get these free meals?

These meals are for any child or youth 18 years or younger! A child does not have to be enrolled in the school where the curbside meals are given out.

Your website says it is good for our community. How?

These free meals are a win-win situation. Your child is going to receive a free healthy meal. Also going to get a free meal helps bring more funding to your local school nutrition department providing jobs and more money to the community. Good for our children, good for our community!

How do I know these meals are healthy?

The federal government requires that meals served at these sites meet specific guidelines regarding portion size, food choices, and content. These standards, also referred to as “the meal pattern,” require schools to offer students the right balance of fruits, vegetables, low-fat or fat-free milk, whole grains and lean protein with every meal.

I am worried about the safety of eating out during the COVID-19 pandemic. How do I know these meals are safe for my child to eat?

Schools and Community non-profits are taking every precaution to ensure safety and comply CDC guidelines. Extra measures are being taken to ensure safe food handling and safe social distancing practices. Meals are served curbside with limited if any interactions, you do not have to get out of your car. All food is made while staff is wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), including mask and gloves at all times. Regular sanitation is happening at every site. If you have specific questions around the safety procedures we encourage you to reach out to the specific site where they can answer your question directly.

About Us

We are Texas Hunger Initiative Houston

We work closely with the state and federal agencies, school nutrition departments, and community non-profits to ensure children in Houston have access to three healthy meals everyday.

Lastest Information


Texas Hunger Initiative Houston Regional Office

6300 West Loop South
Suite 640
Bellaire, TX 77401