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MCPS Summer Food Service Program Will Provide Free Meals to Thousands of Students
Thousands of Montgomery County children in various summer school or summer recreation programs will receive free, nutritious meals as part of the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Summer Food Service Program.
Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the MCPS Summer Food Service Program was created in 1976 to bridge the summer break nutrition gap by providing nutritious meals at no cost to children 18 years of age and younger. Approximately 35 percent of children in MCPS are eligible for Free and Reduced-price Meals during the school year, and that number continues to grow each year.
This summer, MCPS anticipates that approximately 10,000 students will receive meals at more than 100 sites, including 12 walk-in locations. Staff from the MCPS Division of Food and Nutrition Services prepare and deliver the food to all of the program sites in the county. Last year, the program provided more than 420,000 meals.
The 12 walk-in sites are: Fairland, Harmony Hills, Lake Seneca, Montgomery Knolls and Viers Mill elementary schools; Col E. Brooke Lee, Francis Scott Key and Forest Oak middle schools; John F. Kennedy High School; Germantown Library; Middlebrook Mobile Home Park; and TESS Community Services Center.
For more information, visit the Summer Food Service Program website.
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