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Lunch on Us — a free meal program for children ages 2-18 — starts June 20

Lunch on Us, the free lunch program Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) holds over the summer, starts next month at select school locations for children ages 2 to 18.

The program will be held daily Monday through Thursday from June 20 to Aug. 10 at most locations. Sites will be closed on July 4 and the meal sites at Dr. Thomas L. Higdon and Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy elementary schools are open Monday through Thursday from June 20 to July 6.

Lunch on Us offers free hot meals on site for any child between the ages of 2 and 18. Children do not have to be residents of Charles County to take advantage of the Lunch on Us program. The meals must be consumed at the site due to the expiration of a federal meals waiver that allowed CCPS to offer grab-and-go meals.

The following sites will host the Lunch on Us program with operation times listed. Sites are open Monday through Thursday.

  • Henry E. Lackey High School — 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School — 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Site is open Monday-Thursday, June 20-July 6. Site is closed July 4.)
  • Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary School — 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Site is open Monday-Thursday, June 20-July 6. Site is closed July 4.)
  • Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer Elementary School — 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
  • Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Elementary School — 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
  • J.C. Parks Elementary School — 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
  • Milton M. Somers Middle School — 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
  • St. Charles High School — 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
  • Eva Turner Elementary School — 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

About CCPS
Charles County Public Schools provides 27,598 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 on the basis of 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 M. 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's Non-Discrimination 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:, 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.