FREE Summer Meal Service

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 10:22am


From the HCPSS: (Updated 8/13/2020)

The Howard County Public School System announces its free summer food service program to meet the growing need to feed hungry children and families in Howard County and fill the nutritional gap over the summer months. Please note, some summer locations are different from the spring meals program, which ran through June 30.

The meal sites will serve Grab-and-Go summer meals from July 1 through August 28, Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Participants will be given two meals, breakfast and lunch, for that day. Friday distributions at school-based locations only will include meals to sustain children through the weekend.

Meals will be provided to anyone age 18 and under and/or any HCPSS student, regardless of age. 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. Children do not need to be present; parents/guardians may pick up meals for their child(ren). There is no application, enrollment or fees to participate in this program.

From August 3-28, the 13 meal sites to distribute Grab-and-Go meals are:

School-Based Locations:

  • Bushy Park Elementary School, 14601 Carrs Mill Road, Glenwood
  • Cradlerock Elementary School/Lake Elkhorn Middle School, 6680 Cradlerock Way, Columbia
  • Deep Run Elementary School, 6925 Old Waterloo Road, Elkridge
  • Ducketts Lane Elementary School, 6501 Ducketts Lane, Elkridge
  • Hollifield Station Elementary School, 8701 Stonehouse Drive, Ellicott City
  • Howard High School, 8700 Old Annapolis Road, Ellicott City
  • Laurel Woods Elementary School, 9250 North Laurel Road, Laurel
  • Oakland Mills Middle School, 9540 Kilimanjaro Road, Columbia
  • Swansfield Elementary School, 5610 Cedar Lane, Columbia
  • Wilde Lake Middle School, 10481 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia

Community Locations (weekend meals not provided):

  • Bethel Christian Academy, Campus 1, 8455 Savage Guilford Rd., Savage
  • Long Reach Village Center, 8775 Cloudleap Court, Columbia
  • North Laurel Community Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Rd, Laurel

In order to offer convenience for families, while complying with government requirements, the existing procedures for meal pickup will be extended through the summer for families who may find it difficult to pick up meals for their children at the locations or times when meals are served.

For more information, email HCPSS Food and Nutrition Services at

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.