Announced via HCPSS website:

Summer 2019 Food Service Program Expands to Help Children and Families in Need

May 17th, 2019

The Howard County Public School System is pleased to announce its Summer Food Service Program to meet the growing need to feed hungry children and families and fill the nutritional gap over the summer months in Howard County.

Meals will be served at 15 county locations, up from six locations in 2018, in response to high demand and to support families with limited access to transportation.

Beginning Tuesday, June 25 and continuing through August, free meals will be served each weekday at 12 schools and three community locations:

Tuesday, June 25-Friday, August 16 in the school cafeterias:

  • Deep Run Elementary School, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Ducketts Lane Elementary School, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Stevens Forest Elementary School, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Mayfield Woods Middle School, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Oakland Mills Middle School, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Wilde Lake Middle School, 1-2 p.m.
  • Atholton High School, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Hammond High School, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 25-Wednesday, August 21:

  • Jeffers Hill Elementary School parking lot, 11:30 a.m.-Noon
  • Phelps Luck Elementary School parking lot, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Swansfield Elementary School parking lot, 11:30 a.m.-Noon
  • Howard High School parking lot, 1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
  • Wilde Lake Tennis Club parking lot, 12:15-12:45 p.m.
  • Howard County Library System-East Columbia Branch, Noon-1:30 p.m.
  • North Laurel Community Center, Noon-1:30 p.m

PLEASE NOTE: Meals will not be served on Wednesday, July 4, or any day that HCPSS schools are closed.

Meals will be provided to children 18 and under without charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. Parents or guardians do not need to apply to get free summer meals for their children. They can simply bring their child to one of the summer meal sites.

All meals will be served on a first-come, first-served basis and must be eaten on site. No portion of the meal may be taken out of the meal serving area(s) and adults may not eat any portion of a child’s meal. Small children must have adult supervision.

The Summer Food Service Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, through the Maryland State Department of Education and is an extension of the National School Lunch Program, which is designed to guarantee eligible children free and nutritious breakfasts and lunches during the school year. Meals served will be healthy and will follow USDA nutrition guidelines.

For more information, contact the HCPSS Food and Nutrition Services at 410-313-6743.

HCPSS is an equal opportunity provider.

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Scott E

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