FCPS Extends Free Meal Service through December

FCPS Extends Free Meal Service through December

September 2, 2020 UPDATE

Starting Monday, September 14,

The following schools are added for to-go breakfasts and lunches distributed from the school cafeteria:
Deer Crossing Elementary
Governor Thomas Johnson Middle
Green Valley Elementary
Lewistown Elementary
Liberty Elementary
Myersville Elementary
Tuscarora Elementary
Valley Elementary

The following sites will distribute to-go breakfasts and lunches from a school bus:
7th Street Frederick Shopping Center Parking Lot, 1305 West 7th Street, Frederick
Brunswick Heights Shopping Center Parking Lot, 92 Souder Road, Brunswick
Concord Mobile Homes Park Community, 4828 Pioneer Circle, Jefferson
Lucas Village Community Center Parking Lot, 111 Pennsylvania Avenue, Frederick

School meals service will continue to change as needs are determined in areas around Frederick County.  

Dates and times remain as listed in yesterday’s release (shown below) and also posted at www.fcps.org/meals.


Frederick County Public Schools is extending free “to go” breakfast and lunch service through December 2020 to all children ages 18 and younger, following recent approval from the United States Department of Agriculture. FCPS will also provide meals for adults 19 and older who are enrolled in an FCPS program for people with disabilities.

Twenty-six schools will provide the free meals, continuing to follow the Summer Food Service Program guidelines, with no need for children to be enrolled in a Frederick County public school. Parents may pick up a student’s meal.

Meals are provided from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays using the following schedule.
•    Mondays – “To-go” breakfasts and lunches are provided for Monday and Tuesday
•    Tuesdays – Kitchens are closed
•    Wednesdays – “To-go” breakfasts and lunches are provided for Wednesday and Thursday
•    Thursdays – Kitchens are closed
•    Fridays – “To-go” breakfasts and lunches are provided for Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Regarding Labor Day, FCPS will provide meals Friday, September 4 for Monday September 7 when kitchens are closed. Kitchens will re-open Tuesday September 8 to provide “to-go” breakfast and lunch for that day.

The schools serving the “to go” meals from the kitchen serving line are as follows:
Elementary Schools
•    Ballenger Creek Elementary 
•    Brunswick Elementary 
•    Butterfly Ridge Elementary 
•    Centerville Elementary 
•    Emmitsburg Elementary 
•    Glade Elementary 
•    Hillcrest Elementary 
•    Lincoln Elementary
•    Monocacy Elementary 
•    New Market Elementary 
•    North Frederick Elementary 
•    Oakdale Elementary 
•    Orchard Grove Elementary 
•    Spring Ridge Elementary 
•    Sugarloaf Elementary 
•    Twin Ridge Elementary 
•    Waverley Elementary 
•    Whittier Elementary         

Middle Schools
•    Brunswick Middle 
•    Crestwood Middle
•    Thurmont Middle 
•    Windsor Knolls Middle

High Schools
•    Frederick High 
•    Gov. Thomas Johnson High
•    Middletown High 
•    Walkersville High 

Children do not have to be present. A parent, guardian or other designated person can pick up food for children. Parents/guardians or children will enter the school cafeteria and pick up the food in the kitchen serving line. Masks must be worn by all children and adults entering the cafeteria, and family groups must stay 6 feet apart from other family groups. The food server will do all of the food handling. All food will be compartmentalized or individually wrapped.