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MCPS Summer Food Service Program Provides Free Meals To Montgomery County Children
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Each summer Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) serves children throughout the county free nutritious meals as part of a variety of summer programs. This summer nearly 9,000 students will receive meals at 111 locations including six walk-in locations where any child 18 and under can come in for a free meal. 

The MCPS Summer Food Service Program, created in 1976, provides nutritious meals to children when school closes and is designed to bridge the summer vacation “nutrition gap.”  Slightly more than 32% of children in Montgomery County are eligible for free or reduced price meals during the school year and might otherwise go without those meals during the summer when school is not in session.  Last year, the Summer Food Service Program served more than 285,000 meals.

Montgomery County Council President Valerie Ervin, Superintendent of Schools Joshua Starr, Board of Education President Christopher Barclay and MCPS Director of the Division of Food and Nutrition Services Ms. Marla Caplon will be attending.

 

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