Food Services

Tatum ISD Food Services
Vanessa Thompson
255 East Sterling Price
Tatum, Texas 75691
Main Phone 903-947-0316
Fax 903-947-2896

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Food Service Information

This summer, Tatum ISD will connect children 18 and younger and enrolled
students with disabilities up to 21 years old with healthy, no-cost summer meals.
The Seamless Summer Option (SSO) is a U.S. Department of Agriculture nutrition
program administered in the Lone Star State by the Texas Department of
Agriculture (TDA). For the children who rely on school meals during the academic
year, these meals offer a source of good nutrition when school is out for the long
summer vacation.

Nutritious summer meals will be available to children in 2 ways from Tatum
Middle School in June 3rd—June 20th

  • #1 Walk-in, Dine in
    • o Mondays—Thursdays Breakfast 7:30am-8:30am and Lunch 11:00am
  • #2 Drive-up, Pick-up
    • o Thursdays ONLY— (6 Meal pickup) for Fri, Sat & Sun from
      •  There is not option for late pickups.
      •  If children are present during Thursday Meal pick-ups, then
        each child present will get a meal.
      •  If your child is not present then you must show us proof that
        you have a child with a student ID, report card, social security
        card, school letters of any kind, insurance card, letter from the
        daycare or any other identifiers. We just want to see the proof
        once and a special card will be given for the next 2 visits so that
        no Id will be needed.
    • No registration is needed.
    • No proof on income is required.



Vanessa Thompson
Tatum ISD - Food Services

TISD Summer Meals FAQs

  1. Can I feed my children 7 days a week with the Tatum ISD Seamless Summer Option Food Program?
    • Yes. You may bring the children into the Tatum Middle School on 410 Hill Street, Tatum, TX 75691
      Monday thru Thursday for Breakfast 7:30am-8:30am and Lunch 11:00am-1:00pm and Pick up meals in the drive-up, pick-up line in from of the school for the weekend on Thursday (only) from 11:00am to 1:00pm.
  2. Do I have to dine-in all week to pick up my weekend meals?
    • No. You may come and eat any day we have posted above and then pick up meals or just pick up weekend meals on Thursday 11:00am to 1:00pm.
  3. How many meals will I get for my children on the weekends when I Drive-up, Pick-up Meals?
    • Each child will receive 6 meals (1 breakfast and 1 lunch for Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
      • Pickup Thursday June 6 th for Weekend date meals June 7 th – 9 th .
      • Pickup Thursday June 13 th for Weekend date meals June 14 th – 16 th
      • Pickup Thursday June 20 th for Weekend date meals June 21 st – 23 rd
  4. Do I need proof of Income?
    • No one will need to show any proof of income. The site gives meals to all children, no matter their income level.
  5. Can I pick up meals for my niece’s meals with my children?
    • Yes, and No. See below.
      • If your niece is with you during meal pick up, then we will give the amount of meal packs based on the number of children your vehicle
      • If you are pick up meals without the children present, then you may only pick up your child’s meals with proof that they are your children.
  6. If I miss picking up my meals on Thursdays from 11:00am to 1:00 those 3 weeks, then can I Pick them up later that day during student pick up or the next week.
    • No. All pickups for the weekend will be only 11:00am-1:00pm.
  7. Can adults eat meals?
    • Adults may purchase a meal in the cafeteria during Monday – Thursday but will be able to purchase meal pack.
  8. Are meals already cooked?
    • Cold meals will be given with instruction on storage, preparation and warming/cooking?
  9. Are cooking instructions difficult?
    • No. All meals just need a few minutes in the microwave, air fryer, toaster oven, etc. Instructions will be given on storage. Most all items will need to be stored immediately in the refrigerator.
  10. How long will foods last?
    • Foods should last for 7 days if stored immediately after receipt and taking them home within 15-20 minutes and stored as directed.
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