BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A number of public school systems across Maryland announced 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.

Maryland Schools were closed through the rest of the 2019-20 academic year.

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, Gov. Hogan announced on March 19.

FOR A FULL & UPDATED LIST: Visit to find available sites and meal times.

For information about the meal program at Baltimore City schools, click here.


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:

  1. Sandtown-Winchester Achievement Academy
  2. Dorothy I. Height Elementary School
  3. Alexander Hamilton Elementary School
  4. The Historic Cherry Hill Elementary/Middle School
  5. Yorkwood Elementary School
  6. John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School
  7. Arlington Elementary School
  8. Beechfield Elementary/Middle School
  9. Sinclair Lane Elementary School
  10. Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
  11. City Neighbors Charter School (site closed April 10 [re-opened April 14] after an employee tested positive for COVID-19)
  12. Maree G Farring Elementary/Middle School
  13. Holabird Elementary/Middle School
  14. Lakeland Elementary School
  15. Pimlico Elementary School
  16. Gwynns Falls Elementary School
  17. Franklin Square Elementary/Middle School


Grab and Go meals from the BCPS Office of Food and Nutrition Services will be available Monday through Friday beginning March 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at several locations.

Those locations are:

Southwest Area:

  1. Arbutus Elementary School
  2. Baltimore Highlands Elementary School
  3. Deer Park Middle School
  4. Milbrook Elementary School
  5. Johnnycake Elementary School
  6. Lansdowne High School
  7. New Town High School
  8. Riverview Elementary School
  9. Westchester Elementary School
  10. Winfield Elementary School

Southeast Area:

  1. Battle Grove Elementary School
  2. Chesapeake High School
  3. Deep Creek Middle School
  4. Dundalk Elementary School
  5. Dundalk High School
  6. Hawthorne Elementary School
  7. Logan Elementary School
  8. Sandy Plains Elementary School
  9. Stemmers Run Middle School
  10. Sussex Elementary School

Northwest Area:

  1. Featherbed Lane Elementary School
  2. Glyndon Elementary School
  3. Owings Mills Elementary School
  4. Scotts Branch Elementary School
  5. Woodlawn Middle School

Northeast/Central Area:

  1. Elmwood Elementary School
  2. Halstead Academy
  3. Middle River Middle School
  4. Oakleigh Elementary School
  5. Padonia Elementary School
  6. Parkville High School
  7. 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

Four more locations have been added effective April 27:

  • Bear Creek Elementary School (11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.)
  • Grange Elementary School (12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m.)
  • Patapsco High School (12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m.)
  • Woodbridge Elementary School (12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m.)

Another site was added as of April 28:

  • Hereford High School (11 a.m. to noon)

Three more sites were added as of May 4:

  • Holabird Apartments, 1705 Holaview Road (12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m.)
  • Martin Boulevard Elementary School (11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.)
  • Norwood Elementary School (11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.)

Three more sites were added as of July 6:

  • Battle Grove Park, 7715 Battle Grove Ave., 21222, from 11 – 11:50 a.m.
  • Dundalk First Baptist Church, 100 St. Helena Ave., 21222, from 12:10 – 1 p.m.
  • Gray Manor Park, 7607 Parkwood Rd., 21222, from 11 – 11:50 a.m.

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, at multiple locations throughout the county.

  • Bushy Park Elementary School, 14601 Carrs Mill Road, Glenwood
  • Cradlerock Elementary School/Lake Elkhorn Middle School, 6680 Cradlerock Way, Columbia
  • Deep Run Elementary School, 6925 Old Waterloo Road, Elkridge
  • Ducketts Lane Elementary School, 6501 Ducketts Lane, Elkridge
  • Hollifield Station Elementary School, 8701 Stonehouse Drive, Ellicott City
  • Howard High School, 8700 Old Annapolis Road, Ellicott City
  • Laurel Woods Elementary School, 9250 North Laurel Road, Laurel
  • Oakland Mills Middle School, 9540 Kilimanjaro Road, Columbia
  • Swansfield Elementary School, 5610 Cedar Lane, Columbia
  • Talbott Springs Elementary School, 9550 Basket Ring Road, Columbia
  • Wilde Lake Middle School, 10481 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia
  • Community Locations: (Weekend meals not provided at community locations)
  • Forest Ridge Apartments, 5890 Stevens Forest Rd, Columbia
  • Monarch Mills Apartments, 7600 Monarch Mills Way, Columbia
  • Bethel Christian Academy, Campus 1, 8455 Savage Guilford Rd., Savage

Community Sites (weekend meals not provided):

  1. Bethel Christian Academy, Campus 1, 8455 Savage Guilford Road, Savage
  2. Forest Ridge Apartments, 5890 Stevens Forest Rd, Columbia
  3. Monarch Mills Apartments, 7600 Monarch Mills Way, Columbia


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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