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FCPS Nutrition Services


We are excited to announce that the USDA has approved FREE meals for all children 18 years old and younger! 


*Students and kitchen staff are off on Thursday December 24 through Sunday January 3 for winter break.

  • Meals will be distributed at all locations from 11am-1pm on Wednesday December 23 for Monday December 23-Sunday December 27. 
  • Meals will be distributed at limited schools (see the list below in red) from 10am-1pm on Monday December 28 for Monday December 28 and Tuesday December 29. 
  • Meals will be distributed at limited schools (see the list below in red) from 10am-1pm on Wednesday December 30 for Wednesday December 30-Sunday January 3.

Community sites will not be open on December 28 or December 30. All children can visit one of the schools open for meal distribution on December 28 and 30.* 

The locations that will serve meals on Monday, December 28 and Wednesday, December 30 are:

Ballenger Creek Elementary Lincoln Elementary Sugarloaf Elementary
Brunswick Elementary Middletown High Thurmont Middle
Butterfly Ridge Elementary Monocacy Elementary Walkersville High
Centerville Elementary Myersville Elementary Waverley Elementary
Crestwood Middle North Frederick Elementary Whittier Elementary
Deer Crossing Elementary Spring Ridge Elementary Windsor Knolls Middle
Governor Thomas Johnson High    



FCPS Food and Nutrition Services is providing FREE “to-go” breakfast and lunch at 34 schools and 9 community drop-off sites following the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) guidelines. We also provide supper meals following the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) guidelines. 


Breakfast, lunch and supper is available for free to all children age 18 years old and younger. We also provide meals for adults 19 years old and older who are enrolled in a program at FCPS for people with disabilities. 


Picture of the Walkersville High School mascot holding the "free meals here" sign

Breakfast, lunch and supper is provided for all 7 days of the week.  Meals are provided from 11am-1pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays using the following schedule.

  • Mondays –  “To-go” breakfasts, lunches and suppers will be provided for Monday and Tuesday
  • Tuesdays – Kitchens are closed
  • Wednesdays – “To-go” breakfasts, lunches and suppers will be provided for Wednesday and Thursday
  • Thursdays – Kitchens are closed
  • Fridays – “To-go” breakfasts, lunches and suppers will be provided for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

*Students and kitchen staff are off on Thursday December 24 through Sunday January 3 for winter break. Please see the altered schedule and locations above in red.*


34 FCPS schools will distribute food from the kitchen serving line and 9 community drop-off sites will distribute food from a school bus or the FCPS Food and Nutrition Services food truck.

    Elementary Schools

  • Ballenger Creek Elementary School
  • Brunswick Elementary School
  • Butterfly Ridge Elementary School
  • Centerville Elementary School
  • Deer Crossing Elementary School
  • Emmitsburg Elementary School
  • Glade Elementary School
  • Green Valley Elementary School
  • Hillcrest Elementary School
  • Lewistown Elementary School
  • Liberty Elementary School
  • Lincoln Elementary School
  • Monocacy Elementary School
  • Myersville Elementary School
  • New Market Elementary School
  • North Frederick Elementary School
  • Oakdale Elementary School
  • Orchard Grove Elementary School
  • Spring Ridge Elementary School
  • Sugarloaf Elementary School
  • Tuscarora Elementary School
  • Twin Ridge Elementary School
  • Valley Elementary School
  • Waverley Elementary School
  • Whittier Elementary School

    Middle Schools

  • Brunswick Middle School
  • Crestwood Middle School
  • Gov. Thomas Johnson Middle School
  • Thurmont Middle School
  • Windsor Knolls Middle School

    High Schools

  • Frederick High School
  • Gov. Thomas Johnson High School
  • Middletown High School
  • Walkersville High School

   Community Drop-Off Sites

  • 7th Street Frederick Shopping Center Parking Lot, 1305 West 7th Street, Frederick
  • Brunswick Heights Shopping Center Parking Lot, 92 Souder Road, Brunswick
  • Concord Mobile Homes Park Community, 4828 Pioneer Circle, Jefferson
  • Discovery Shopping Center Parking Lot, 8425 Woodsboro Pike, Walkersville 
  • Lucas Village Community Center Parking Lot, 111 Pennsylvania Avenue, Frederick
  • Golden Mile Giant Eagle Shopping Center Parking Lot, 1275 W Patrick Street, Frederick
  • Liberty Road/Kingfisher Drive Giant Shopping Center Parking Lot, 1700 Kingfisher Drive, Frederick
  • Thomas Johnson Drive Weis Shopping Center Parking Lot, 199 Thomas Johnson Drive, Frederick
  • Westview Promenade Parking Lot, 5223 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick


  • Children do not have to be present. A parent, guardian or other designated person can pick up food for children.
  • Parents/Guardians or children will enter the school cafeteria and pick up their food in the kitchen serving line at all 34 schools. If children or parents are getting meals at one of the community sites, the meals will be distributed from a school bus or FCPS Food and Nutrition Services minivan. 
  • Masks must be worn by all children and adults entering the cafeteria, and family groups must stay 6 feet apart from other family groups.
  • The food server will do all of the food handling. All food will be compartmentalized or individually wrapped.

FCPS Food Safety and Heating Instructions (English and Spanish)



All students at all Frederick County Public Schools can apply for free or reduced-price meal benefits.

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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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