The 2021-2022 online meal benefits application is now available! Click the "My School Apps" button fill out the online application.
Complete the 2021-2022 paper meal benefits application application and return it to your child's school or the Food Service Office.
Click a PDF link below to print a paper version
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FCPS Nutrition Services
CHANGE IN MEAL DISTRIBUTION SCHEDULE OVER THE 2021-2022 WINTER BREAK (DEC. 23-JAN. 2)
There will be no meal distribution on December 23-January 2.
Supper and Snack
Schools that provide to-go supper and to-go snack to students will pass these meals out to students at the end of the school day on December 22 for December 22 through January 2 (12 suppers and 12 snacks).
On Monday December 20, community sites will provide to-go breakfast, lunch, supper and snack for December 20, 21 and 22. On Wednesday December 22, to-go supper and snack will be distributed for December 23-January 2 (11 suppers and 11 snacks).
BREAKFAST AND LUNCH
Breakfast and lunch meals are FREE for ALL FCPS students enrolled in traditional in-school classes or virtual school for the 2021-2022 school year. Breakfast and lunch are available on days when children are in school.
SUPPER AND SNACK (see the changes in meal distribution schedule above for winter break)
Free to-go supper and snack meals will be available daily for students to take home with them after school at the following schools:
To-go-supper and snack meals for Saturdays and Sundays will be distributed on Fridays.
MEALS FOR CHILDREN IN THE COMMUNITY WHO ARE NOT ENROLLED IN FCPS (see the changes in meal distribution schedule above for winter break)
Meals are available to children in the community who are 18 years old and younger including those who are not enrolled in FCPS either in person or virtually. The program will also serve people who are older than 18 who are enrolled in a program for people with disabilities. Select FCPS schools will distribute meals every Monday and Thursday from 11am-1pm at the following locations:
On Mondays, to-go breakfast, lunch, supper, and snack will be distributed for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. On Thursdays to-go breakfast and lunch will be distributed for Thursday and Friday, and to-go supper and snack will be distributed for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Children do not have to be present. A parent or guardian can pick up meals for their children.
FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEAL BENEFITS
We encourage all families who feel they qualify or are not sure if they qualify to fill out a free and reduced-price meal benefits application even though students receive free meals. The Food and Nutrition Services Department is funded based on the number of people who qualify for free and reduced-price meals.
All students at all Frederick County Public Schools can apply for free or reduced-price meal benefits.
FCPS FOOD SAFETY AND HEATING INSTRUCTIONS FOR TO-GO MEALS (English and Spanish)
FCPS FOOD & NUTRITION SERVICES
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.
USDA Non-Discrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
MSDE Non-Discrimination Statement
The Maryland State Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry/national origin, color, disability, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.
For Inquiries related to Department policy, please contact:
Agency Equity Officer
Equity Assurance & Compliance Office
Office of the Deputy State Superintendent for Finance and Administration
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2595
410-767-0426 - Voice
410-767-0431 - Fax
410-333-6442 - TTY/TDD
USDA Civil Rights website: http://www.fns.usda.gov/civil-rights