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Lunch on Us — the CCPS free summer meal program returns June 24

Lunch on Us, the free summer meal program Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) holds for children ages 2 to 18, returns June 24. It will be held Monday through Thursday at designated locations through Aug. 8 – except for July 4 when sites will be closed in observance of Independence Day.

Lunch on Us provides hot meals for children to consume on site. Children do not have to be CCPS students to receive a meal and do not have to show any form of identification at the meal sites. However, in order to receive a meal, the child must be present. CCPS food and nutrition services staff members will oversee the operation of each meal site.

Meal sites open from June 24 through Aug. 8 (closed July 4).

  • Indian Head Elementary School — 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • J.C. Parks Elementary School — 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Elementary School — 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer Elementary School — 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • J.P. Ryon Elementary School — 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Eva Turner Elementary School — 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Milton M. Somers Middle School — 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • St. Charles High School — 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Meal site open from June 24 through July 3.

  • Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School — 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

For more information about the Lunch on Us program, visit

Children who need breakfast or want a cold lunch can get a free meal from the Meals on the Move food truck operated by CCPS FNS staff. To learn more about the new summer meal program, click here.

About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 27,765 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 38 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 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:, 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.