TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools will provide school meals, at no cost to students, to all children ages 2-18, beginning on Tuesday, September 8, and continuing through Wednesday, December 23. Students with disabilities can receive no-cost meals regardless of age.
The meals, supported with funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will be distributed at more than 300 community locations by the BCPS Office of Food and Nutrition Services in cooperation with the Office of Transportation. The large number of distribution sites is designed to provide increased access to meals during virtual learning.
No sign-up or registration is required, and students or their parents or caregivers can pick up the meals. In general, the meals will be distributed on Monday and Wednesday. On Monday, BCPS will distribute two breakfast and two lunch meals. On Wednesday, BCPS will distribute meals (breakfast and lunch) for three days. The nutritious meals will include cold food items, fruit, vegetables, milk, and breakfast items.
The distribution schedule will be adjusted as needed to align with the school system’s schedule. For example, during the first week of school, meals will be distributed on Tuesday, Sept. 8, and Wednesday, Sept. 9.
Meals will be distributed in two ways:
- Curbside pickup at the main entrance of every middle and high school, from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
- By bus from more than 260 locations across the county. Times vary according to location.
The list of meal distribution locations and times is available here.