2021 | Schools

MCPS will continue free meal distribution through summer

Boxes with seven days of meals to be handed out at locations throughout county

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MCPS employees distribute free meals to families at Gaithersburg Middle School last year.

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Montgomery County Public Schools plans to continue distributing free meals to children throughout the summer, with several sites set up to hand out boxes with a week’s worth of food.

Throughout the pandemic, MCPS has provided millions of free meals to children in the county, thanks to waivers of federal mandates about school meals that were recently extended through June 2022.

For much of the pandemic, the district has operated dozens of daily distribution sites, handing out a day’s worth of food at a time.

This month, MCPS plans to operate several locations, but only on certain days. The workers will provide a “bulk” box to families that include seven days’ worth of meals.

Locations and hours

There are two locations where people can pick up the boxes between 8 and 9 a.m. on Wednesdays: White Oak Middle School in Silver Spring and Seneca Valley High School in Germantown. Only pre-ordered boxes will be distributed. They can be ordered online.

Bus distribution will be held at five locations between 10 and 11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays:
• JoAnn Leleck at Broad Acres Elementary School, Silver Spring
• New Hampshire Estates Elementary School, Silver Spring
• Forest Glen Apartments, Silver Spring
• Nob Hill Apartments, Silver Spring
• Middlebrook Mobile, Germantown

Boxes can be picked up between 9 and 10:30 a.m. on Fridays at:
• Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring
• Clarksburg High School
• Damascus High School
• Albert Einstein High School, Kensington
• Gaithersburg High School
• Col. Zadok Magruder High School, Derwood
• Northwest High School, Germantown
• Paint Branch High School, Burtonsville
• Sherwood High School, Sandy Spring
• Walter Johnson High School, Bethesda
• Wheaton High School
• Thomas S. Wootton High School, Rockville
• Argyle Middle School, Silver Spring
• Cabin John Middle School, Potomac
• Montgomery Village Middle School
• Thomas W. Pyle Middle School, Bethesda
• Earle B. Wood Middle School, Rockville
• Brown Station Elementary School, Gaithersburg
• Poolesville Elementary School
• Rock Creek Forest Elementary School, Chevy Chase