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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! 

All FCPS schools serve breakfast, lunch and supper (to-go) for FREE to all children learning in school buildings during the week.

All meals will be individually wrapped or compartmentalized. 

Free breakfast and lunch meals will be available to children in cohort A on Mondays and Tuesdays while they are in school and to children in cohort B on Thursdays and Fridays while they are in the school. Meals will also be available at schools that have children in school buildings on Wednesdays. On the days when students are learning in a school building, they can also take a free to-go meal home for supper that same day.

Due to the amount of food being distributed for the remainder of the days, we encourage families who want additional meals for the days when students are not in the school building learning (virtual days at home, weekends, holidays) to pick up the additional meals at the child’s school on a day when they are learning in the building or visit one of the open community sites listed below on Wednesdays and/or Fridays from 11am-1pm to pick up the additional meals.

Twenty-three FCPS schools listed below will distribute to-go breakfast, lunch and supper meals for FREE from 11am-1pm on Wednesdays and Fridays to ALL children in the community on days when they are not physically in a school building learning.

  • Children do not need to be present to pick up meals on Wednesdays and Fridays. A parent or other adult can pick up these meals for them.
  • Meals can be provided for all 7 days of the week. 
  • The child does not have to be enrolled at the school. Meals can be picked up for any child at these 23 locations on Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • Masks must be worn by all children and adults.

Open Community Meal Sites (Wednesdays & Fridays from 11am-1pm)

 Elementary Schools

  • Ballenger Creek Elementary School
  • Brunswick Elementary School
  • Butterfly Ridge Elementary School
  • Centerville Elementary School
  • Deer Crossing Elementary School
  • Emmitsburg Elementary School
  • Hillcrest Elementary School
  • Liberty Elementary School
  • Lincoln Elementary School
  • Monocacy Elementary School
  • Myersville Elementary School
  • New Market Elementary School
  • Oakdale Elementary School
  • Spring Ridge Elementary School
  • Sugarloaf Elementary School
  • Twin Ridge Elementary School
  • Waverley Elementary School
  • Whittier Elementary School

Middle Schools

  • Thurmont Middle School
  • Windsor Knolls Middle School

High Schools

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


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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