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Prior to suspending meal distributions to students during winter break, Baltimore County Public Schools will distribute three days’ worth of free meals to students on Dec. 21, at 300 community locations, including all middle and high schools.

The BCPS Office of Food and Nutrition Services will close for winter break from Tuesday, Dec. 22, through Jan. 3 before resuming its regular Monday and Wednesday meal distribution schedule on Monday, Jan. 4.

Baltimore County government, which has been distributing meals on Saturday, will not distribute meals on Saturday, Dec. 26; however, it will share meals on Monday, Dec. 28, starting at 10 a.m.

County government will resume its regular Saturday meal distribution on Saturday, Jan. 2.

For families needing additional assistance during the winter holiday season, Baltimore County government has shared a list of area food pantries.

Families are encouraged to contact the food pantries for updates on food availability before visiting them.

The food pantries are located (Southeast area locations in italics):

40 West Assistance and Referral Services, St. Bartholomew’s Church, 4711 Edmondson Ave., 21229. 410-233-4357.

Agape Christian Church – Food Pantry, 100 E. Timonium Rd., 21093. 410-252-4255.

Assistance Center of Towson Churches, 116 W. Pennsylvania Ave., 21204. 410 296-4855.

Baltimore North Cluster Food Bank, 19401 Middletown Rd., 21120. 443-791-6757.

Bridgeway Community Church, 11301 Red Run Blvd., 21117. 410-599-8677 or 410-992-5832 (option 4).

Catonsville Emergency Assistance, 25 Bloomsbury Ave., 21228. 410-747-HELP (4357).

Christus Victor Lutheran Church Victor’s Vittles Bldg., 9833 Harford Rd., 21234. 410-668-8089.

Cockeysville Food Pantry, 14200 Mount Ave., 21131. 410 472-3379.

Community Assistance Network (CAN).7900 E. Baltimore St., 21224. 410-285-4674 x201.

Community Crisis Center, 725 Main St., 21136. 410-526-7111.

Deaf Shalom Zone, 1040 S Beechfield Ave., 21229. 410-242-6303 option 3.

Dundalk Church of God, 6 Yorkway Rd., 21222. 410-284-0722.

Eastern Interface, 155 Orville Rd., 21221. 410-391-6181.

Edgemere Church of God, 7414 Ellen Ave., 21219. 410 477-0697.

Essex United Methodist Church, 524 Maryland Ave., 21221. 410-686-2867.

Fishes and Loaves Food Pantry, 2422 W. Patapsco Ave., 21230. 410-525-0969.

Freedom Outreach, 914 Middle River Rd., 21220. 410-420-1011.

Grace AME Food Pantry, 67 Winters Ln., 21228. 410-744- 9479.

Greater Bethlehem Temple, 8334 Liberty Rd., 21244, 410-521-4072.

HARBELL Community Organization, 5807 Harford Rd., 21214. 410-444-2100.

Harvest Church of God, 605 Westminster Pike, 21136. 410-833-1295.

Hereford Food Bank, 16931 York Rd., 21111. 410-343- 0660.

Holy Nativity Church of God, 1200 Linden Ave., 21227. 410-242-9441.

ISKCON Emergency Food Pantry, 200 Bloomsbury Ave., 21228. 443-251-8086.

J & C Unity Food Bank, 7006 Graces Quarters Rd., 21220. 410-335-0059.

Jesus House of Baltimore, 7710 Windsor Mill Rd., 21244. 410-521-4783.

Lansdowne Interfaith, 2700 Washington Ave., 21227. 410-242-1025.

Liberty Community Development Corp., 6901 Security Square Blvd., 21244. 410-265-6800.

Macedonia Helping Hand, 1927 Featherbed Ln., 21207. 443-695-7608.

Maryland Food Bank at Milbrook Elementary, 4300 Crest Heights Rd., 21215. 443-273-1066.

Middle River Assembly of God, 9620 Bird River Rd., 21220. 410-391-7993.

Middle River Baptist Church, 610 Middle River Rd., 21220. 410-686-8810.

Morning Star Baptist, MSBC Community Outreach Center, 6665 Security Blvd., 21207. 410-747-3417.

Mt. Calvary AME Church, 300 Eudowood Ln., 21286. 410-296-9474.

Mt. Olive UMC, 5115 Old Court Rd., 21133. 410-922-2853.

Our Lady of Hope Rectory, 1727 Lynch Road, 21222. 410-284-6600.

Our Lady of Victory, 4414 Wilkens Ave., 21229. 410-242-0131.

Parish United Methodist Church, 7800 Wise Ave., 21222. 410-288-5488.

Perry Hall Methodist, 9515 Belair Rd., 21236. 410-256-1897.

Pleasant Zion Baptist Church, 4317 North Point Blvd., 21222. 410-388-0585.

Reisterstown UMC, 308 Main St., 21136. 443-518-0482.

Rock City Church, 1607 Cromwell Bridge Rd., 21234. 410- 882-2217.

Saint Ursula’s Pantry, 8801 Harford Rd., 21234. 410-665-0918.

Salvation Army, 1400 Fuselage Ave., 21220, 410-783-2920, x50106.

Scotts Branch Elementary, 8220 Tawnmoore Rd., 21224. 410-887-0761.

Set the Captives Free Food Pantry, 6901 Security Boulevard in the rear next to Parking Lot #20, 21244. 410-265-6800.

Shiloh Meal & Food Pantry, 1355 Homestead St., 21218. 410-889-2637.

Soup for the Soul, 6903 Mornington Rd., 21222. 443-742-9160.

St. Clare’s Catholic Church, 714 Myrth Ave., 21221. 410-687-6011.

St Gabriel’s Church, 6950 Dogwood Rd., 21244. 443-328-3230.

St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 7517 North Point Rd., 21219. 410-477-5200.

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 3620 Red Rose Farm Rd., 21220. 410-335-4210.

St. Michael The Archangel, 10 Willow Ave., 21206. 410-665-1054.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 7834 Eastern Ave., 21236. 410-284-0336.

St. Rita’s Catholic Church, 6726 Youngstown Ave., 21222. 410-284-0388.

The Amazing Grace Church International, 100 Winters Ln., 21228. 443-540-3337.

Timonium United Methodist Church, 2300 Pot Spring Rd., 21093. 410-252-5500.

Towson United Methodist Church, 501 Hampton Ln., 21286. 410-823-3649.

Turners Station Conservation Teams, Inc., Sollers Point Multipurpose Center, 323 Sollers Point Rd., 21222. 410-302-2903.

Uproar Church, 10711 Red Run Blvd., 21117. 443-764-5525.

Victory Villa Baptist Church — Food Pantry, 75 Chandelle Rd., 21220. 410-686-0141.

Watersedge Baptist Church, 3483 Liberty Pkwy., 21222. 410-282-1974.

Woman Missionary Outreach, 67 Winters Ln., 21228. 410-744-9479.