Free Student Meals for 2021-2022 School Year

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 2:39pm

Beginning Monday, August 30, breakfast and lunch will be provided at no cost to all students through the entire 2021-2022 school year, on days schools are open. More information about Free Student Meals for 2021-2022 School Year

FREE AND REDUCED MEALS (FARMS) PROGRAM

Many families are eligible to participate in the FARMs program, which helps families save money and opens access to many resources and discounts, including testing fees, tuition, internet and much more. FARMs enrollment and participation is confidential. Families must reapply each year. Find more information and apply online.

Families approved for FARMS benefits by August 27, 2021 will receive Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) benefits for July and August in September. These benefits are intended to help families in Maryland purchase food while schools are closed due to COVID-19.

FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES

HCPSS Food and Nutrition Services will comply with all food safety, employee safety and social distancing guidelines, including using disposable food service items, and cleaning and sanitizing tables/surfaces between each meal service, in accordance with recommended protocols. Food and Nutrition Services will also fully accommodate specific food service requirements, including food allergies and the privacy associated with students who receive free or reduced-price meals. Menu options will be streamlined to facilitate the delivery and serving of meals during different stages of the reopening plan.

Visit the Food Services website to find detailed information abou FARMs, nutrition, allergen concerns, meal preparation and quality, and more.