Beyond individuals there are also silver linings on the city and federal level. The Houston Independent School District announced this morning that all its students will eat three meals a day, for free, during the 2017-2018 school year. The school district received approval from the United States Department of Agriculture and Texas Department of Agriculture to waive the required application process for school lunch. However, families are being asked to register through this website in order for the district to track student data and secure funding. The waiver, which also includes breakfast and supper, will take effect as soon as classes resume.