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HCPSS Free Summer Meal Service, June 27-August 12, 2022

May 11th, 2022

Meals for August 12

The HCPSS summer meal program ends Friday, Aug. 12. In order to better serve students and children in Howard County, meals for an additional five days can be collected Friday, August 12, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at all open site locations, except the Howard County Library System East Columbia Branch. No pre-ordering or registration is required.

Update: July 15, 2022

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Program Overview

To continue meeting the growing need to feed hungry children and families in Howard County and fill the nutritional gap over the summer months, the Howard County Public School System announces its free summer meal program, which will run weekdays June 27-Aug. 12, 2022.

Meals will be provided at no cost to HCPSS students, and any children aged 18 and under at the sites listed below. There are no applications, enrollment or fees to participate in this program. Meals will be served only on days schools are open and there will be no meal service Monday, July 4 or Tuesday, July 19.

In addition to the summer meal service for the public, free meals will be provided to all students participating in HCPSS summer programs at 23 locations.

Please note several adjustments to the current pick-up guidelines, effective Monday, July 18:

Sites, Dates & Times

Meal sites and pickup times are subject to change based on participation. Any changes will be noted on this webpage.

Meals will be served Mondays through Fridays, June 27 through Aug. 12 from 12:30-2 p.m. at the following locations:

Reminder! There will be no meal service when schools are closed Monday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday and Tuesday, July 19 for the primary elections.

Food and Nutrition Services

Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. The summer Food Service program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), through the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and is an extension of the National School Lunch Program, which is designed to guarantee eligible children free and nutritious breakfasts and lunches during the school year. Meals served will be healthy and will follow USDA nutrition guidelines. USDA and MSDE are equal opportunity providers. Read USDA and MSDE non-discrimination statements online.

For detailed information about the HCPSS meal programs, visit the Food Services website or email