Where to Find Lunch Meals during Coronavirus related School Shutdown

March 13, 2020

On Thursday (March 12th), the governor and state superintendent of schools declared that all public schools in Maryland would be closed from March 16th through March 27th. The Howard County Public School System has said that they will continue to provide lunch services to those who may need it.


I am committed to ensuring that District 2 families are made aware of these programs. As former chair of the community together outreach committee on the Oakland Mills Village Board, I have worked to engage the community with their village board.


I am further committed to working with community leaders and property managers to ensure all families in District 2 are fully aware of the emerging situation, which is changing minute by minute and that they know how to access resources such as lunches if they need it.

Today (March 13th), OMHS is clearing out its food pantry to ensure anyone with needs can benefit. The staff will be on-site at the school until 6 p.m. this evening.

Food Distribution

Beginning Tuesday, March 17th, HCPSS will be providing free "Grab-N-Go" nutritious meals to anyone age 18 and under at four school sites and five mobile sites. Meals will be available from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., weekdays, Tuesday, March 17th through Friday, March 27th.


School Sites:

· Howard High School, 8700 Old Annapolis Road, Ellicott City

· Oakland Mills Middle School, 9540 Kilimanjaro Road, Columbia

· Swansfield Elementary School, 5610 Cedar Lane, Columbia

· Cradlerock Elementary School/Lake Elkhorn Middle School, 6680 Cradlerock Way, Columbia


Mobile Sites:

· Laurel Woods Elementary School Parking Lot, 9250 North Laurel Road, Laurel

· Ducketts Lane Elementary School Parking Lot, 6501 Ducketts Lane, Elkridge

· Bushy Park Elementary School Parking Lot, 14601 Carrs Mill Road, Glenwood

· Monarch Mills Apartments, 7600 Monarch Mills Way, Columbia

· Forest Ridge Apartments, 5890 Stevens Forest Rd, Columbia

I am currently working in partnership with apartment home property managers to distribute this information to residents door-to-door.

Full details: https://news.hcpss.org/news-posts/2020/03/hcpss-to-provide-free-meals-during-school-closures-meal-service-march-17-27-2020/


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