Montgomery County Delivering Free Meals to Kids in Need

MCPS serves 9,000 meals daily during summer months

By Kelvin Robinson
|  Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012  |  Updated 9:48 PM EDT
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Montgomery Co. Delivers Free Meals to Kids

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It's the time of year that many look forward to getting out of town or taking a dip in the pool. But for some parents summertime means wondering how they'll be able to put enough food on the table.

This week Montgomery County Public Schools launched its annual Summer Food Service Program. Created in 1976, the school system -- with funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture -- helps to feed thousands of kids each summer.

Officials with the program expect to serve up to 9,000 meals a day at 114 locations this summer. That includes deliveries to camps, recreation centers, medical centers, faith-based programs and housing communities.

There will also be 10 walk-in locations for kids under the age of 18 to come and get a free meal.

Those locations include:

June 18 - August 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Argyle Middle School - Silver Spring
  • Fox Chapel Elementary School - Germantown
  • Gaithersburg Elementary School - Gaithersburg
  • Global Pediatrics - Takoma Park
  • Kennedy High School - Silver Spring
  • Maryvale Elementary School - Rockville
  • Millian Memorial UMC - Rockville
  • Rolling Terrace Elementary School - Takoma Park

June 18 - August 17, 1-2 p.m.

  • Epiphany Lutheran Church - Burtonsville

July 5 - July 31, 10-11 a.m.

  • Harmony Hills Elementary School - Silver Spring
  • Glen Haven Elementary School - Silver Spring

July 5 - August 17, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • New Creation Church - Wheaton

Last year the summer food program provided more than 320,000 nutritious meals to kids in need.

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