Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is offering free meals for all children 18 and younger while the school system is closed through Friday, April 24.
The curbside distribution of breakfast packs and cold, bagged meals will take place at 11 sites:
- Henry E. Lackey High School;
- Maurice J. McDonough High School;
- St. Charles High School;
- Westlake High School;
- Milton M. Somers Middle School;
- Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School;
- Indian Head Elementary School;
- Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary School;
- Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Elementary School;
- J.C. Parks Elementary School; and
- J.P. Ryon Elementary School.
The outdoor distribution is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, rain or shine. CCPS food and nutrition employees will staff each location.
Unlike the summer meals program, Lunch on Us, the food cannot be consumed at the distribution sites, however, children must be present to receive the meals.
Each child present will receive two bagged meals which can include items such as a cold cut sandwich, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, milk and juice. The child can also pick up one shelf-stable breakfast pack for the following morning that has cereal, crackers and juice, and a snack.
Meal assistance is available through other partner agencies in Charles County, including the Arnold House, Metropolitan United Methodist Church and the Charles County Children’s Aid Society.
- Arnold House, 301-932-8555, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Metropolitan United Methodist Church, 301-375-9088, email@example.com
- Children’s Aid Society, 301-645-1561, https://www.childrens-aid-society.org/
For additional listings of food pantries, warm meal sites, and organizations who provide weekend backpack meals, visit https://www.ccboe.com/ss/community-resources/.
A list of other food pantries is posted here:
Charles County Public Schools provides 27,521 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.
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