Summer meals offered for children in Charles County

Summer meals offered for children in Charles County


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is offering a free summer meals program for children 18 and younger who live in Charles County.

CCPS will continue to serve grab-and-go meals at the 11 meal sites from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Tuesday, June 30. Meals will continue to be available through Aug. 14; however, CCPS is waiting for direction from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) as to how meals can be provided after June 30. CCPS will announce more information as program plans are finalized.  

Meal sites are set up for parents to remain in their cars. Staff will continue to provide meals to children present in the car, but they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Staff will ask parents picking up meals without their child to show a student identification badge or copy of a report card showing the child’s student identification number.

Parents picking up meals for children not yet enrolled in school should bring a copy of their child’s birth certificate to verify the child’s age.

Meal sites operating through June 30 include:

  • 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.

Parents can pick up the following each day: one breakfast, one lunch, one dinner and a snack. Requests from parents for additional meals on the same service day will not be honored. Visit www.ccboe.com for the most up-to-date information.

About CCPS

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 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. 

About USDA 

In accordance with Federal Civil Rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Civil Rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior credible activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

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

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

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