A worker from Baltimore County Public Schools’ Office of Food and Nutrition Services assembles meals for the school system’s free summer meals program. Photo courtesy of BCPS.

Baltimore County Public Schools will offer free breakfast and lunch meals starting Wednesday at sites across the county.

The program will run Wednesday, July 20 through Friday, Aug. 19, with meals available Mondays through Fridays.

Previously, food service program meals had to be consumed on site, but recently passed legislation now allows families to pick up meals curbside and take them home. 

“This change provides much more flexibility for parents or guardians while at the same time ensuring that their children receive an enjoyable and healthy menu of breakfast and lunch meals,” said Jaime L. Hetzler, director of the BCPS Office of Food and Nutrition Services, in a statement.

Individuals picking up meals will receive one lunch and the next day’s breakfast for each child in their household under the age of 18.

According to the OFNS, for many children, summer vacation means an increased risk of hunger and developmental decline.

The school system hopes to reach as many food insecure children as possible, so they may return to school ready to learn.

Meals will be distributed at more than 30 sites throughout the county. For a full list of meal sites and pickup times, click here or call 443-809-7855.

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