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Welcome to LJISD Child Nutrition Services!

Summer Meal Program Information-

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*Free Meals to Children and Teens 18 years and younger!

18 La Joya ISD Serving Sites will offer FREE DAILY Breakfast and Lunch Meal Bundles

Monday-Friday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Friday meal bundles will include Breakfast and Lunch meals for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Adults may pick up meals for Children without the children present, by providing one of the following items:

o    District Meal Card

o    Birth Certificate

o    Report Card/ Progress Report

o    School Letter/e-mail

o    Class Schedule

o    Attendance Record

All students attending Summer School on site will receive daily Breakfast and Lunch meals
per campus schedule.

For any additional information, please call LJISD CNS Department at 956-323-2110.


La Joya ISD Curbside Pick-up Locations

High School Schools

La Joya High School

604 North Coyote Blvd La Joya, TX 78560-4009

Juarez High School

7801 West Mile 7 Rd. Mission, TX 78574-6691

Palmview High School

3901 North La Homa Rd. Mission, TX 78574-5752


801 N. College Dr. La Joya, TX 78560

Jimmy Carter Early College HS

603 College Dr. La Joya, TX 78560

Middle School Schools

Lorenzo De Zavala MS

603 North Tabasco St La Joya, TX 78560

Memorial MS

2610 North Moorefield Rd. Mission, TX78574-8702

Ann Richards MS

7005 Ann Richards Rd. Palmview, TX 78572-2049

Juan De Dios Salinas MS

6101 North Bentsen Palm Dr. Mission, TX78574-4675

Elementary Schools

J F Kennedy Elem.

1801 North Diamond Ave. Penitas, TX 78576-8304

Escandon Elem.

700 North Shuebach Rd. Mission, TX 78572-2174

Tabasco Elem.

223 South Leo Ave. La Joya, TX 78560-4007

Gonzalez Elem.

3912 North FM 492 Mission, TX 78572-4147

Lloyd M. Bentsen Elem.

3301 Mile 3 Rd. Mission, TX 78574-5264

Sam Fordyce Elem.

801 FM 886 Sullivan City, TX 78595-2001

Emiliano Zapata Elem.

9100 North La Homa Rd. Mission, TX 78572-5442

Americo Paredes Elem.

5301 North Bentsen Palm Dr. Mission, TX 78572-4076

William J. Clinton Elem.

39202 Mile 7 Rd. Penitas, TX 78576-7509


Updated: 06/02/2021.                                                                                                     

(Sites, dates and hours are subject to change)

 This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Marie Garza, Director for Child Nutrition Services


Comida Gratis Disponible para todos los niños, de 1-18 años

  • Un desayuno y una comida gratis diariamente para toda la comunidad de La Joya ISD.
    Lunes a Viernes de 10:30 am a 1:30 pm.
    Los Viernes, niños recibiran desayuno y comida para el Viernes, Sabado y Domigo.

  • Si los niños no estan presentes en el vehiculo, se debe mostrar prueba de niños.
    Favor de presentar uno de los sigientes comprovantes:
    • Numero de identificacion / District Meal Card
    • Certificado de Nacimiento
    • Reporte de Calificaciones
    • Carta / Correo electronico de la escuela
    • Horario de clases
    • Registro de asistencia



Hand Washing (Spanish)

Hand Washing (English)



Welcome Back to School Year 2020-2021!!!

La Joya, Texas - Beginning September, 2020. The Child Nutrition Services Department team
will be offering CURBSIDE meal services from 2:00 pm -6:00 pm every Monday and Thursday. 

During Monday's Meal distribution, students will receive food for: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
During Thursday's Meal distribution, students will receive food for: Friday and Monday.

Bring Meal Card with Student ID Meal Card Sample

Curbside Meals 2020 Available at all 29 Campuses across La Joya ISD and 9 Buses
with 27 Mobile locations. (Due to repairs at Dr. Saenz Middle School, students may pick up meals at
Clinton Elementary or at any other campus)

La Joya ISD CNS Curbside & Mobile Locations.pdf Updated 9/21/2020

A breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be offered to all LJISD Students. LJISD Website Media Release 
For updates, visit our website at

Media Release Letter 2020-2021 English / Spanish

Meal Storage and Heating Instructions

CNS Curbside Meal Service Instructions English 

CNS Curbside Meal Service Instructions Spanish 

Dear students: while you enjoy your supper, learn about the importance of Nutrition;
Visit the CACFP Enrichment Activities!



Hand Washing (Spanish)

Hand Washing (English)


USDA Food & Nutrition Service - Guidance on Human Pandemic

Texas Department of Agriculture Updates on COVID-19


January 2020 CNS Department UPDATE:

Beginning January 2020, LJISD CNS department now offers Supper meals to all
La Joya ISD students.  

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides reimbursements for meals
served to children and youth participating in afterschool care programs. CACFP
contributes to the wellness, healthy growth, and development of young children and adults
in the United States.


Dear La Joya ISD Families,

Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand.

The goal of the La Joya ISD Child Nutrition Services is to provide students, faculty and staff with nutritious,
appetizing, quality meals that are prepared and served by caring professionals in a pleasant environment.

The Child Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of Food and Nutrition Professionals
that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning
by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet State and Federal requirements which are
based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of nutritious and
appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

La Joya ISD school cafeterias are meeting tough new federal nutrition standards for school meals, ensuring
that meals are healthy and well-balanced and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school.
Continue to encourage your kids to choose school breakfast and school lunch!

School meals offer students milk, fruits and vegetables, proteins and grains, and they must meet strict limits
on portion size.  School breakfast & school lunches will meet additional standards requiring:

√ Age-appropriate calorie limits
√ Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students must take at least one serving of produce)
√ A wider variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes
√ Fat-free milk (flavored and unflavored milk)
√ More whole grains
√ And less sodium

School meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families too! La Joya ISD participates
under a special Provision, (CEP) Community Eligibility Provision, that allows the District to provide
Breakfast and Lunch at no cost to the student.

We look forward to welcoming your children to the cafeteria.  To find out more about La Joya ISD
healthy school meals, please browse our website to get the facts about school meals.

"Score big with a healthy Texas lunch"

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La Joya ISD Child Nutrition Services Department Video

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