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CCPS offering summer Lunch on Us for children ages 18 and under

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is offering free meals for children this summer as part of its Lunch on Us program. Meal sites will operate from 12 to 1 p.m., Monday through Thursday, starting June 27. Meal sites will not be open on Fridays.

Any child between the ages of 2 to 18 is eligible for a free hot meal, regardless if they live in Charles County or are a CCPS student. The child must be present to receive a meal and food must be consumed on site at the meal serving location. This is due to the expiration of a federal meals wavier in which CCPS could offer grab-and-go meal service. Site supervision will include members of the school’s administrative team.

The following locations will serve free Lunch on Us meals from 12 to 1 p.m., Monday through Thursday, June 27 through Aug. 11.

  • Indian Head Elementary School
  • Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Elementary School
  • Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School
  • Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary School
  • Milton M. Somers Middle School
  • Mattawoman Middle School
  • John Hanson Middle School
  • Westlake High School
  • St. Charles High School

Through grant funding CCPS received from No Kid Hungry, transportation will be provided in the Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary School area. Educational programming will also be offered at Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy during the Lunch on Us program.

All meals will be served by CCPS Food and Nutrition Services staff. CCPS will also provide free meals to any student participating in elementary or middle summer boost programs, the summer school program, special education boost camps, and the CTE, STEM and Science Center camps. Elementary students attending summer boost programs will also receive free breakfast.

CCPS is able to support the Lunch on Us program and provide meals free of charge through federal reimbursement programs.

Community members with questions or large groups who plan to visit a meal site and want to provide staff with advance notice should call the Food and Nutrition Services department at 301-392-5570.

About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 27,000 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event. CCPS provides nondiscriminatory equal access to school facilities in accordance with its Use of Facilities rules to designated youth groups (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts).

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: 0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation.

The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by: 1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

3. email: This institution is an equal opportunity provider.