2020 | Schools

Updated: With snowstorm expected, MCPS will distribute extra free meals on Tuesday

Meal sites will reopen on Friday

This story was updated at 10:55 a.m. Dec. 15, 2020, to include updated forecast information from the National Weather Service.

In preparation of a snowstorm expected to hit the area on Wednesday, Montgomery County Public Schools will provide three days’ worth of free meals at its distribution sites on Tuesday.

In a post on Twitter on Monday afternoon, MCPS’ Department of Food and Nutrition Services wrote that meal sites will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday, “due to the incoming winter storm.”

So, three meals will be provided on Tuesday. Meal distribution sites will reopen on Friday.

The National Weather Service is forecasting snowfall across the region on Wednesday, with the potential for between 1 and 4 inches across the county.

In Montgomery County, snow could start falling at about 10 a.m. and continue until early afternoon, when it is expected to switch to rain.

From 10 a.m. to noon on weekdays (excluding Thursdays), MCPS operates more than 60 meal sites to provide free meals to children.

Thirty sites run by community organizations also distribute free meals.

Children younger than 18 and MCPS students of any age can receive the meals; student identification is not needed. Each site has both a drive-through and walk-up format. Children receive breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.