School District Food Programs: Victoria county school districts are offering free pick-up lunch programs at neighborhood schools. Select the link to find out about your school district.
Victoria ISD - click here
Starting the week of April 6-10, the Child Nutrition Food Distribution schedule will change as follows:
Monday and Thursdays only.
Monday will contain breakfast and lunch for Monday-Wednesday
Thursday will contain breakfast and lunch for Thursday-Friday
*Changes to Texas Department of Agriculture rules no longer allow VISD to distribute food for weekends.
Points of Distribution will decrease from 6-5, with serving hours 9:30-12:30 (Stroman will be 9:30-1:00):
Aloe, Crain, Hopkins, Rowland, Stroman. Meals are available for children age 18 or younger and special needs students up to age 21. Each child receiving a meal MUST be present, unless the parent provides a copy of a birth certificate, current report card, or student ID for each child. The child(ren) do not need to be enrolled at the distribution site school, nor do they need to be enrolled in VISD
Cuero ISD - click here
Food service will continue next week Tuesday only 10am-12pm
Bus loop at Hunt children will receive meals for the week.
Delivery will follow same schedule as last week.
Gonzales ISD - click here
GISD's Curbside Meal Service begins Monday, March 23rd!
GISD Food Service will begin offering breakfast and lunch meals for children (18 years old and younger).
Location: Gonzales Elementary School
Times: Mondays-Fridays 8:00AM - 12:00PM
One breakfast and one lunch will be given to each child who is PRESENT in the vehicle at the time of pickup. Both breakfast and lunches will be given out at the time of pickup to eliminate parents having to return. Younger children who are not enrolled in school at this moment are allowed to receive meals as well.
Families are asked to pull up to the GE cafeteria entrance (north of the student drop off area) and a cafeteria staff member will bring out the meals. Meals will include cold and non-temperature items.
Thank you GISD Food Service Team for your support and service to our students and community during this time!
Bloomington ISD - click here
BISD will continue offering free breakfast and lunch to all children under the age of 19 years old, and any BISD students over the age of 19 years old. Lunch and breakfast can be picked up or delivered on Mondays and Wednesdays between 11 am and 12 pm. Pickup locations will be Placedo Elementary, Bloomington Elementary, and Dacosta Hall between 11 am to 12 pm. It will be curbside pickup. Please don’t get out of your vehicles.
*If you are unable to drive to one of these locations to pick up meals, please contact Mr. Elvis Whaley at (361)645-5083 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make alternative arrangements for BISD to deliver meals.
Mid-Coast Family Services click here
VCAM click here
Community Action click here
The Food Bank of the Golden Crescent click here
Victoria Transit click here
CAMAL House call (361) 275-5022
GCAM call (830) 672-5566
First Baptist Church of Gonzales click here
United Methodist Church of Victoria click here
First Presbyterian Church of Cuero click here
Golden Crescent CASA-donations only click here
The Junior League Victoria (TX-donations only) click here
Lions Club Victoria-Vision care resources click here
The Federal Communications Commission has released an agreement stating that providers will waive late fees, not cut off service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots.
Comcast – Comcast is offering an internet essentials package for free. To sign up for a free internet essentials package for 60 days, applicants can simply visit www.internetessentials.com. The accessible website also includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. There are also two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.
Spectrum – Spectrum is offering free internet access for students. Beginning March 16, Spectrum is offering free internet for 60 days to households with K-12 or college students who don’t already have a Spectrum subscription. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395.
Charter – Charter is offering free internet for 2 months.
Victroria ISD - This week, Victoria ISD will continue curbside technology pickup at varying locations across the District to issue equipment such as laptops and iPads to students who do not already have them. Technology pickup is by appointment only. Due to shipping delays, internet hotspots will be distributed April 16th and 17th.
Please note, this effort is being prioritized for students with no technology device available for at-home learning. We have limited devices available and are doing our best to get these devices to our students who truly need them for at-home learning. Staff is continuing to review technology survey submissions and contact parents to schedule device pickup.
AT&T – AT&T COVID-19 response. AT&T will offer open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low-income families
*Gov. Abbott has waived the week waiting period and waived the Unemployment Insurance work search requirement.
To apply for benefits, click here. You can also visit this webpage, or call 1-800-939-6631 for more information.
Mental Health Assistance
TEA Mental Health Resources: The Texas Education Agency (TEA) recognizes that students and families may be struggling with stress, anxiety, grief, and loss. Schools can support the mental health, wellness, and resiliency of students through trauma informed approaches. Click here for a list of statewide resources that can help schools connect families with specific resources as needs are identified.
Texas Health and Human Services offers mental health and substance use services for families and people of all ages. Click here for more information. You can also call the Statewide COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week toll-free at 833-986-1919.
The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for adults who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Click here for more.
For any need/resource – Dial 211
You will be connected with a specialist in your area who will help you find services and resources that are available to you.