When schools transition from virtual to in-person learning, The Star Democrat will feature elementary school lunch menus again. Today, you will find information the five Mid-Shore school districts have shared about their school food service plans.

CCPS Food Services will continue providing free breakfast and lunch to Caroline County children ages 2–18 through the USDA Summer Food Service Program. The USDA announced an extension of the free meal program through the end of September, with the possibility of another extension through the end of 2020.

Please note:

  • Families needing to either start service for children or discontinue their current service should call CCPS Food Services at 410-479-3261.
  • Delivery will continue to families who have been receiving summer meal service.
  • There are no income requirements.

Delivery Schedule for Distance Learning Students

  • Deliveries will be made prior to 1 p.m. every week day that schools are open.
  • There will be no deliveries on days that schools are closed.
  • Any changes to the schedule will be communicated to families.

Meal Service for Students in the School Buildings — Students who are in the school buildings will receive free meals under the USDA program.

While meals for all children are currently free, families who normally fill out Free and Reduced Meal Benefit applications should still complete and turn in the application. Meal benefit applications affect school programs such as Title 1, Maryland Meals for Achievement and other initiatives that benefit children.

For menus, log onto www.myschoolmenus.com/ instance/795/district/791.

During Phase 1, meals will be available for pick-up every Monday (Tuesday on those days when schools are closed on Monday) and Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. Meals can be picked up from any school. Meals are also available at the Empowerment Center on Pine St. in Cambridge and at New Beginnings on Greenwood Ave.

If parents or guardians work during the day, childcare providers can pick up meals only if the child with them.

For more information and menus, visit www.dcps.k12.md.us/ and scroll down to the section “Food Service”

Kent County

Kent County is dispersing meals by bus to all enrolled KCPS children at the schools and at numerous locations around the county. For more information, visit www.kent.k12.md.us/.

A student must be enrolled in an QACPS school to receive five days of breakfasts and lunches. The curbside meal service will be provided from noon to 2 p.m. on Mondays only. Students and/or families will need their student identification number in order to pick up a meal.

Pick-up sites are Bayside, Church Hill and Grasonville elementary schools, Queen Anne’s County High School and Sudlersville Middle School.

If a student will be attending one of the small group instructional programs at their school, a grab and go service will be provided to those students for breakfast and lunch. Students will need their student identification number in order to pick up a meal. Standard meal prices will be charged and students who receive Free and Reduced-price Meals (FARMs) will continue to pay reduced rates or be exempt from payment. Payment will come from a student’s lunch account. Students who receive meals from the grab and go service at their school are not eligible to receive meals on Mondays from the curbside meal service program.

QACPS will provide additional information as it is issued from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the MD Department of Education.

For more information, visit www.qacps.org/.

Breakfast and lunch are free for all TCPS students and children ages 2-18.

Students who will attend school in person will have the option to take home an additional breakfast and lunch on Tuesdays for Wednesday. This is for both car riders and bus riders. Car riders may also take additional meals for other children in their home. If families of bus riders need additional meals, they may get them at evening pickup. Meals may be picked up between 4 and 5:30 p.m. at these locations:

Chapel District — front entrance

Easton Elementary — front entrance

Easton Middle — bus entrance

St. Michaels Elementary — SMHS main entrance

St. Michaels Middle High — main entrance

Tilghman — main entrance

White Marsh — main entrance

For more information, visit www.tcps.k12.md.us/.

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