Baltimore County Public Schools has announced changes to its fall meal distribution program, effective Monday, Oct. 5.
Nine locations have been added to the list of distribution sites, with four of them in the Dundalk-Essex area: Loalan Avenue and Rabon Avenue; the Fire Hall parking lot at Middleborough Road and Sassafras Road; S. Marlyn Avenue and Damsel Road; and Sandalwood Road at Molin Circle.
The other new locations are: 2420 Bibury Lane (Windsor Mill); 9902 Cervidae Lane (Deer Park Apartments), 7414 Brixworth Court (Activity Center, Windsor Mill); 7710 Windsor Mill Road (Jesus House); and Hillen Road and Linden Avenue (Towson).
Six locations have been removed from the list, three of them in Dundalk/Essex: 8200 Diamond Point Rd (at guardrail), Hartland Road and Bridge Crossing Road, and the YMCA on Back River Neck Road.
The other removed locations are: Baltimore Avenue and 5th Avenue; Fairbrook Road and Scarborough Circle; and the Salem United Methodist Church (Windsor Mill Road and Rolling Road),
Times for meal distribution have been updated for 5th Avenue and Bero Road, Hithergreen Drive and Hallam Ct., Opposite 1809 Coburg Court, Brice Run Apartments, Randallstown Elementary, and Berkshire Elementary.
Through its fall meal distribution program, BCPS is providing school meals, at no cost to students and to all children ages 2-18, through Wednesday, Dec. 23. Students with disabilities can receive no-cost meals regardless of age.
The meals, supported with funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, are being distributed at more than 300 community locations by the BCPS Office of Food and Nutrition Services in cooperation with the Office of Transportation.
The large number of distribution sites is designed to provide increased access to meals during virtual learning.
No sign-up or registration is required, and students or their parents or caregivers can pick up the meals. In general, the meals are distributed on Monday and Wednesday.
On Monday, BCPS distributes two breakfast and two lunch meals. On Wednesday, BCPS distributes meals (breakfast and lunch) for three days. The nutritious meals include cold food items, fruit, vegetables, milk, and breakfast items.
The distribution schedule will be adjusted as needed to align with the school system’s schedule.
Meals are distributed in two ways:
Curbside pickup at the main entrance of every middle and high school, from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
By bus from 270 locations across the county. Times vary according to location.