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CCPS Free Summer Meal Program

Open June 27-Aug. 12 at a location near your home

Children need lunch every day, not just when school is in session. Enjoy Lunch on Us this summer at a summer meals site near you. Click here for a list of sites and times.
Frequently asked questions

What is Lunch on Us?

Lunch on Us is Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) summer meals program. The program is part of the federal child nutrition program to provide healthy meals to children ages 18 and under during summer vacation when school is out.

When does the free lunch program start?

Lunch on Us begins June 27 and ends Aug. 12. Sites are closed on July 4 for Independence Day.

Where can my child find a meal site?

Summer meal sites are in safe supervised places likes schools, parks, businesses and community centers. Here are the locations and hours:

Hot lunches will be served at the following locations:
* Westlake High School, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
* Henry E. Lackey High School, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
* Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary School, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
* J.P. Ryon Elementary School, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m

Cold bagged lunches will be served at the following mobile sites:
* Eva Turner Elementary School, 11-11:20 a.m.
* Children’s Aid Society, 3000 Huntington Circle, Waldorf, 11:30-11:50 a.m.
* Milton Somers Middle School, 11:30 -11:50 a.m.
* Tri-County Youth Services Bureau, 75 Industrial Park Drive, Waldorf, 12-12:20 p.m.,
* Phoenix Run, 651 Piscataway Run, La Plata, 12-12:30 p.m.
* Charles Landing Apartments, Jameson Court, Indian Head, playground area,

12-12:30 p.m.

* Ell Lane Apartments, 12151 Ell Lane, Waldorf, management office,

12:30-12:50 p.m.

* Woodland Village Park, Thompson Lane, Indian Head, 12:45-1:15 p.m.
* Idlewood Trailer Park, Waldorf, 1-1:20 p.m.
* Elite Gymnastics, 2745 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, 1:30-1:50 p.m.

Is there a cost?

No. All summer meals offered through Charles County’s Lunch on Us are free to children and teens ages 18 and younger.

Are there requirements for a child to receive a free meal? Is there an application form?

There is no application form and there is no financial or income requirement. All Charles County children and teens 18 and younger can receive a free lunch at any summer meal site during the site’s hours of operation. All meals must be consumed on site.

What is the difference between a location and mobile site?

Children will receive hot meals at locations, and eat inside. We also operate mobile sites. Mobile sites receive lunches through a delivery by a food service van or school bus. All meals must be consumed on site.

What kind of food is served at these sites?

Lunches are prepared by the Charles County Public Schools Food Services Department and meet federal nutrition guidelines. A typical cold lunch may consist of a sandwich, fruit, vegetable and milk, and will vary each day of the week. A typical hot lunch will consist of hot entrée, a vegetable, milk and fruit, and will vary each day of the week.

Who funds free summer meals?

Lunch on Us meals are funded by the Federal Summer Food Service Program. Site supervision and delivery of meals is funded by The Charles County Advocacy Council for Children, Youth and Families and the Governor's Office for Children through a grant to Charles County Public Schools.

Who do I contact with questions?

Please call Jen Conte, student intervention coordinator for CCPS, at 301-934-7335 or

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