How Students Can Get Meals While Schools Are Closed
Find out where and when students in your community can get needed meals
With schools closed phyiscally, food insecurity among our impoverished students is a real concern. Thankfully, school systems are stepping up to provide meals for students who need them. Below are links by jurisdiction of where and when meals are available.
Note that this list is current as of January 13. If you are aware of changes to the below information, please email us at [email protected] so we can keep this listing current.
Charles County: 17 school-based sites, 3 mobile meal sites. Beginning Wednesday, January 6, school buses will deliver meal bags to additional locations convenient for all students and their families. Buses will deliver mobile meals to the sites Monday through Friday. Additional sites will be added as they are finalized. On days when CCPS calls an inclement weather code or delay, mobile meal service is canceled. More information is available here.
Dorchester County: During Phase 1, meals will be available for pick-up every Monday (Tuesday on those days when schools are closed on Monday) and Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. Meals can be picked up from any elementary or high school (not Mace’s Lane Middle or North Dorchester Middle). Meals are also available at the Empowerment Center on Pine St. in Cambridge and at New Beginnings on Greenwood Ave.
Garrett County: The FNS Department will be distributing seven days worth of breakfast, lunch, snack, and supper on Wednesday evenings at all schools from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. This does not include Swan Meadow due to participation data.
Somerset County: All students for at least the first four weeks of the school year, and students remaining in the remote learning mode after in-person students are phased in, may pick up a breakfast/lunch meal bundle curbside at their school daily from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. There will be no charge for school meals at all school locations for all students including breakfast and lunch.
St. Mary’s County: Meals will be offered at all locations for pick-up during the hours of 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Talbot County: Breakfast and lunch will be provided free of charge for all students when they return to school buildings for in-person learning. Students will also have the option to take home a bag of free meals for the days they will not be attending in person. Evening meal pick up will still be offered at all locations except Easton High School on Tuesdays and Fridays from 4:00-5:30 p.m. for all children ages 2-18.
Washington County: 22 school- and community-based sites. Food will be available at all locations listed Monday-Friday from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Any child who is 18 years old or and younger can pick up a meal for free.
Wicomico County: Student meals continue to be given out at all Wicomico middle and high schools (8-10 a.m.), elementary schools (11 a.m.-1 p.m.), and Pittsville School (both times). Asbury Church has extended its serving time to 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. to better accommodate students’ virtual learning schedules.
Worcester County: 31 meal sites, along with home-delivered meals available to families in situations where children are unable to leave the house.
Thank you to all the food service, nutrition, and school system staff who are helping to make these critical services available to students across the state.