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Online Meal Benefit Application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals

Online applications and paper applications can be filled out until June 30, 2020 (see links below for English or Spanish paper versions)


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FCPS Nutrition Services



FCPS Food and Nutrition Services will be serving free breakfasts, lunches and suppers at 22 locations to any child 18 years old and younger.  Free meals are also available for adults older than 18 years old who are enrolled in an educational program for persons with disabilities. Check for details including times and locations at


FCPS is closed Memorial Day and will not distribute meals on Monday, May 25.

Meal distribution on May 22-May 29 for all sites

Friday May 22: 11 AM-1 PM for Friday, May 22 and Monday, May 25

Monday May 25: No meals distributed at any sites

Tuesday May 26: 11 AM-1 PM for Tuesday May 26 

Wednesday May 27: 11 AM-1 PM for Wednesday, May 27 and Thursday, May 28

Friday May 29: 11 AM-1 PM for Friday May 29


FCPS Food Safety and Heating Instructions (English and Spanish)


Maryland State Department of Education Office of School and Community Nutrition Programs


Free and Reduced Price Meal Benefits Application

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Frederick High School and Walkersville Drop off Site

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No Kid Hungry Certificate of Achievment for Summer Meals Served in 2019


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***FCPS Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Office proposed waiver for Summer Feeding Program 2020:

FNS is proposing that all summer sites not be monitored the first week of the Summer Feeding Program unless they are new sites. Returning sites will be reviewed within the first 2-3 weeks. If approved, implementation will be for the summer program starting June 2020 through August 2020. Contact the FNS office at 301-644-5061 with questions or comments.***



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  • FCPS serves approximately 7,000 breakfasts daily.
  • FCPS serves approximately 13,000 lunches daily.
  • Breakfast and lunch are served daily at all schools.
  • 13 schools serve free breakfast to all students.
  • Many schools welcome family members to join students for meals in the cafeteria.
  • All foods served for breakfast, lunch, snacks and supper meet USDA federal guidlines.
  • A variety of a la carte snack items that meet the Maryland Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in Schools are available for an additional fee. 

Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand! The Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness.

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.



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