The Howard County Public School System will continue to provide free Grab-N-Go meals to anyone age 18 and under and/or any HCPSS student, regardless of age, throughout state-mandated school closures, extended through April 24. There will be no meal service Friday, April 10 or Monday, April 13.

Participants will be given a Grab-N-Go snack, lunch and dinner for that day, as well as a Grab-N-Go breakfast for the following day. Participants are encouraged to bring a bag to carry home meals each day.

HCPSS is pleased to announce the following expansions of our meal distribution program:

  • Beginning March 30, HCPSS food distribution is expanding from nine to 12 locations, and will include snacks in addition to three meals per day.
  • Beginning April 3, meals to sustain children through the weekend will be provided on Fridays at all locations except Forest Ridge and Monarch Mills apartments, and Bethel Christian Academy.

There is no application, enrollment, or fee for this program.

This meal service extension replaces HCPSS’ previously scheduled spring break meal program, as those locations are now closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

HCPSS Free Meal Service

  • Ongoing, weekdays through Friday, April 24*
  • 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Locations:
    • Howard High School, 8700 Old Annapolis Road, Ellicott City
    • Oakland Mills Middle School, 9540 Kilimanjaro Road, Columbia
    • Swansfield Elementary School, 5610 Cedar Lane, Columbia
    • Cradlerock Elementary School/Lake Elkhorn Middle School, 6680 Cradlerock Way, Columbia
    • Talbott Springs Elementary School, 9550 Basket Ring Road, Columbia (Beginning March 30)
    • Wilde Lake Middle School, 10481 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia(Beginning March 30)
    • Laurel Woods Elementary School Parking Lot, 9250 North Laurel Road, Laurel
    • Ducketts Lane Elementary School Parking Lot, 6501 Ducketts Lane, Elkridge
    • Bushy Park Elementary School Parking Lot, 14601 Carrs Mill Road, Glenwood
    • Monarch Mills Apartments, 7600 Monarch Mills Way, Columbia
    • Forest Ridge Apartments, 5890 Stevens Forest Rd, Columbia
    • Bethel Christian Academy, Campus 1, 8455 Savage Guilford Rd., Savage(Beginning March 30)

*There will be no meal service Friday, April 10 or Monday, April 13. Meals for those days will be distributed Thursday, April 9, with instructions for storage and preparation.

A list of additional food distribution locations, not sponsored by HCPSS, is available online.

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Scott E

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