School Nutrition Update

Beginning Monday, May 11, 2020, the DeSoto Independent School District Child Nutrition Department will offer dinner meals as part of the current twice-weekly grab and go meal service distribution to ensure greater access to daily meals for the children in the community in light of the continuing shelter-in-place ordinance in Dallas County due to COVID-19.

When the district’s meal distribution began, the format involved daily breakfast and lunch meal pick up for students on weekdays. The meal distribution plan, then, expanded to cover breakfast and lunch meals for all seven days of the week. Given the recommendation of area public health officials and following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control, DeSoto ISD reduced meal distribution days to occur two days per week in an effort to limit the possibility of community spread of the coronavirus.

On Mondays, the students were able to pick up meals for Monday through Wednesday, and on Thursdays, students have the opportunity to pick up meals for Thursday through Sunday. 



Amber Terrace DECA

9 AM – 1 PM | Mon & Thurs

Woodridge Elementary

9 AM – 1 PM | Mon & Thurs

The Meadows Elementary

9 AM – 1 PM | Mon & Thurs

Frank Moates Elementary

9 AM – 1 PM | Mon & Thurs

Ruby Young Elementary

9 AM – 1 PM | Mon & Thurs

Cockrell Hill Elementary

9 AM – 1 PM | Mon & Thurs

DeSoto High School- Freshman Campus Side

9 AM – 1 PM | Mon & Thurs

The packaged meals will be distributed from 9 AM to 1 PM on Mondays and Thursdays in a drive-thru fashion. No one will need to exit their personal vehicles, except for at Amber Terrace where meals will be given via a food truck.

Children do not have to be a student at the campus to qualify for the meal, and families can visit any of the participating sites.

For a map of the open sites and times, go to