BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A number of public school systems across Maryland announced Friday they will provide free lunches, many offering breakfast and a snack too, for students while schools are closed for two weeks due to coronavirus concerns.
Gov. Larry Hogan closed all public schools in the state from March 16 to April 24.
The Maryland State Superintendent of Schools applied for a grant to give students three meals daily throughout the state.
There are more than 350 meal centers operational for students across the state, Hogan announced on March 19.
ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY
Three meals a day will be provided at 31 school sites from noon to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Mobile meal vehicles will deliver meals to 21 additional sites in six communities on weekdays.
Any public school child can receive a single meal each day at no cost. Children must be between the ages 2 and 18. Adults cannot accept the food on behalf of the child.
The following schools will serve as meal sites:
- Annapolis High
- Annapolis Middle
- Bates Middle
- Belle Grove Elementary
- Broadneck High School
- Brooklyn Park Elementary
- Brooklyn Park Middle
- Carrie Weedon Early Education Center
- Chesapeake High School
- Crofton Middle School
- Eastport Elementary
- Freetown Elementary
- George Cromwell Elementary
- Georgetown East Elementary
- Germantown Elementary
- Glen Burnie High
- Glen Burnie Park Elementary
- Glendale Elementary
- Lothian Elementary
- MacArthur Middle
- Marley Elementary
- Meade Heights Elementary
- Meade Middle
- Mills Parole Elementary
- North County High
- Northeast High School
- North Glen Elementary
- Odenton Elementary School
- Old Mill Middle North
- Park Elementary
- Pasadena Elementary School
- Point Pleasant Elementary
- Rippling Woods Elementary
- Southgate Elementary
- South River High School
- Tyler Heights Elementary
- Van Bokkelen Elementary
- Woodside Elementary
Children can pick up meals at the following Mobile Meals sites and times:
- Annapolis Gardens, 1845 Bowman Court, Annapolis, 10:45 to 11:00 a.m.
- Bywater Community, 1901 Copeland Street, Annapolis, 11:15 to 11:30 a.m.
- Woodside Gardens, 701 Newtown Drive, 11:45 a.m. to noon
- Hilltop Village, 2 heritage Court, Annapolis, 12:15 to 12:30 p.m.
- Congregation Kneseth Israel, 1125 Spa Road, Annapolis, 12:45 to 1:00 p.m.
- Admiral Farragut, 205 Boxwood Road @ Boxwood Court, 1:15 to 1:30 p.m.
- Lyons Creek Mobile Home Community
- Boone’s Mobile Estates
The schools will operate emergency food distribution sites across the city.
The sites will operate from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Free meals will be available for students ages 18 and under, as well as people with disabilities over the age of 18 who participate in school programs.
Due to the governor’s restrictions regarding group sizes, these won’t be group meals. The food will be in the form of take-out or grab-and-go packages.
Schools will also work with city and private partners to identify other resources for food distribution and access for the week of March 23.
The following schools will serve as meal sites:
- Sandtown-Winchester Achievement Academy
- Dorothy I. Height Elementary School
- Alexander Hamilton Elementary School
- The Historic Cherry Hill Elementary/Middle School
- Yorkwood Elementary School
- John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School
- Arlington Elementary School
- Beechfield Elementary/Middle School
- Sinclair Lane Elementary School
- Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
- City Neighbors Charter School
- Maree G Farring Elementary/Middle School
- Holabird Elementary/Middle School
- Lakeland Elementary School
- Pimlico Elementary School
- Gwynns Falls Elementary School
- Franklin Square Elementary/Middle School
Grab and Go meals from the BCPS Office of Food and Nutrition Services will be available Monday through Friday from March 16 through 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at several locations.
THREAD: Will meals be available to students while we are closed for the next two weeks? Yes! Grab and Go meals from the BCPS Office of Food and Nutrition Services will be available Monday-Friday from March 16-27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the several locations.
— Baltimore County Public Schools (@BaltCoPS) March 13, 2020
Those locations are:
- Arbutus Elementary School
- Baltimore Highlands Elementary School
- Deer Park Middle School
- Milbrook Elementary School
- Johnnycake Elementary School
- Lansdowne High School
- New Town High School
- Riverview Elementary School
- Westchester Elementary School
- Winfield Elementary School
- Battle Grove Elementary School
- Chesapeake High School
- Deep Creek Middle School
- Dundalk Elementary School
- Dundalk High School
- Hawthorne Elementary School
- Logan Elementary School
- Sandy Plains Elementary School
- Stemmers Run Middle School
- Sussex Elementary School
- Featherbed Lane Elementary School
- Glyndon Elementary School
- Owings Mills Elementary School
- Scotts Branch Elementary School
- Woodlawn Middle School
- Elmwood Elementary School
- Halstead Academy
- Middle River Middle School
- Oakleigh Elementary School
- Padonia Elementary School
- Parkville High School
- Pleasant Plains Elementary School
Three new locations were added on March 18:
- Carriage Hill Apartments
- Saddle Brooks Apartments
- Woodmoor Shopping Center
Two more locations were added effective March 24:
- Berkshire Elementary School
- Whispering Woods Complex
For the latest list, click here.
Children 18 and younger qualify for free meals through the school system whether they’re enrolled or not. They must be present for pick-up.
Meals will be available on weekdays at the following locations:
- Taneytown Elementary School: 100 Kings Drive, Taneytown (10 a.m. to noon)
- Robert Moton Elementary School: 1413 Washington Road, Westminster (10 a.m. to noon)
- William Winchester Elementary School: 70 Monroe Street, Westminster (10 a.m. to noon)
- Bishop’s Garth Park, Westminster (noon to 12:30 p.m.)
- Dutterer Park, Westminster (1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
- Immanuel Lutheran Church: 3184 Church Street, Manchester (10 a.m. to noon)
- South Carroll High School: 1300 West Old Liberty Road, Sykesville (10 a.m. to noon)
Free bagged meals will be offered for pickup for Cecil County kids on weekdays from 11 a.m. to noon at:
- Cecilton Elementary School
- Holly Hall Elementary School
- Cecil Manor Elementary School
- Thomson Estates Elementary School
- Perryville Elementary School
- North East Elementary School
- Elkton High School
- Janes United Methodist Church in Rising Sun
Children aged 18 and younger and adults enrolled in the county’s education program for people with disabilities qualify for free breakfast and lunch from the school system. Breakfast will be available on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and lunch will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at:
- Ballenger Creek Elementary
- Crestwood Middle School
- Frederick High School
- Hillcrest Elementary School
- Lincoln Elementary School
- Monocacy Elementary School
- North Frederick Elementary School
- Waverley Elementary School
The school system is also delivering lunches to community sites:
- Brunswick Rite Aid parking lot
- Buckeystown United Methodist Church parking lot
- Heather Ridge school parking lot
- Lucas Village Community Center
- Max Kehne Ball Field
- Thurmont Elementary School
- Walkersville Discovery Shopping Center parking lot
Starting March 19, meals will also be available at the parking lot for Jubilee Foods on Main Street in Emmitsburg.
Starting March 23, schools will also provide grab and go dinners from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Starting March 25, community-based sites will serve a cold grab-and-go breakfast from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Starting April 2, the Weis Markets site at the Festival Shopping Center is moving to the parking lot of Whittier Elementary School.
For the latest details, click here.
A number of schools and other locations in Harford County will offer free meals for children ages 2-18 between March 17 and March 27. Locations include:
- Aberdeen Middle School
- George D. Lisby Elementary School
- Hall’s Cross Roads Elementary School
- Affinity Old Post Apartments, Aberdeen
- Perrywood Gardens Apartments, Aberdeen
- Edgewood High School
- Edgewood Elementary School
- Church Creek Elementary School
- Havre de Grace Elementary School
- Havre de Grace Middle School
- Joppatowne Elementary School
- Riverside Elementary School
- Playground off Ashton Lane, Abingdon
Lunches will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A menu and more information is available on the school system’s website.
HCPSS will provide free lunch and breakfast items, weekdays, March 17-27 from 11:30 a.m.- to 1:30 p.m., at nine locations throughout the county.
“We are very concerned a lot the food and nutrition for our children,” the county schools superintendent said.
- 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
- 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
PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY
Grab-and-go lunches will be available around lunch (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) daily between March 16 and March 27 at the following locations:
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School
- William Wirt Middle School
- Nicholas Orem Middle School
- Kenmoor Middle School
- Benjamin Tasker Middle School
- Walker Mill Middle School
- Drew-Freeman Middle School
- Thurgood Marshall Middle School
- Stephen Decatur Middle School
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