Many food service programs are offering summer meals to students around the Maryland.
Montgomery County offers thousands of children in various summer school or summer recreation programs free, nutritious meals as part of the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Summer Food Service Program.
Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the MCPS Summer Food Service Program was created in 1976 to bridge the summer break nutrition gap by providing nutritious meals at no cost to children 18 years of age and younger. Nearly 35 percent of children in MCPS are eligible for Free and Reduced-price Meals during the school year, and that number continues to grow each year.
There are nine (9) walk-in sites in Montgomery County:
- Fox Chapel
- Gaithersburg Elementary
- Argyle Elementary
- Francis Scott Key Middle School
- Northwood High School
- Watkins Mill High School
- City of Faith
- Middlebrook Mobile
- North Creek Community Center
Additional resources on summer meals and its benefits:
- Maryland Hunger Solutions Summer Food Service Program
- MSDE: Summer Food Service Program
- USDA: Summer Food Service Program FAQ
- USDA: Summer Meals Myth Busted
- How You Can Help Save Local Kids From Going Hungry This Summer