Media Advisory: MCPS Summer Food Service Program Will Provide Thousands of Free Meals

June 25, 2012
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will celebrate its Summer Food Service Program with a media event TOMORROW, June 26, 2012, at Rolling Terrace Elementary School. Superintendent of Schools Joshua P. Starr, Montgomery County Councilwoman Valerie Ervin and Montgomery County Board of Education Vice President Christopher Barclay will join other local and state officials at the event.

Each summer, MCPS serves children throughout the county free nutritious meals as part of a variety of summer programs. This summer, nearly 9,000 students will receive meals at 114 locations, including 10 walk-in locations where children 18 and under can come in for a free meal.  Last year, the Summer Food Service Program served more than 320,000 meals. The Summer Food Service Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

What: MCPS Summer Food Service Program press conference

When: June 26, 2012 at 12 noon 

Where: Rolling Terrace Elementary School, 705 Bayfield St., Takoma Park, Maryland 20912

Who:  Dr. Joshua P. Starr, Superintendent of Schools, will be joined by:

-Mr. Christopher Barclay, vice president, Montgomery County Board of Education

-Ms. Valerie Ervin, councilmember, Montgomery County Council

-Ms. Cathy Demeroto, director, Maryland Hunger Solutions

-Mr. Bruce Schenkel, program specialist, Maryland State Department of Education

-Mrs. Jennifer Connors, principal, Rolling Terrace Elementary School

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