All students attending BCPS schools, including those will be offered free breakfast and lunch meals throughout the 2021 to 2022 school year, beginning on Monday, Aug. 30, the first day of school, according to the school system.
Breakfast meals will be offered upon entering the school and then eaten in classrooms. For lunch meal service, students will go through the cafeteria line and choose an entrée, fruit and vegetable sides, and milk. Menus are posted on the Office of Food and Nutrition Services website. Snack, a la carte, and adult meal purchases will not be available.
For virtual learning students, parents and guardians are required to complete the Virtual Learning Program Student Meal Order Form. To guarantee meal service beginning Monday, Aug. 30, an order form must be submitted no later than Thursday, Aug. 26.
If a family has more than one student enrolled in the Virtual Learning Program, the parent or guardian must submit a separate form for each child.
The Virtual Learning Program Student Meal Order Form will be available on the BCPS webpage, the Office of Food and Nutrition Services webpage, and the Virtual Learning Program webpage. This electronic automated form will be received by the Office of Food and Nutrition Services for enrollment verification and meal ordering.
Parents and guardians may contact the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at 443-809-7855 for assistance in the event of technical difficulties.
Students enrolled in the Virtual Learning Program may order meals on a weekly basis, as needed. The Virtual Learning Program Student Meal form will be available to place pre-orders between Mondays at 1 p.m. and Thursdays at 1 p.m. for the following Monday morning pick-up between 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Virtual learning meal pick-up is available locally at Dundalk High School.
Meal pick-up will be conducted between 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. each Monday, andmeal boxes will include five breakfasts and five lunches for the school week. Parents and guardians will be required to wear masks and present photo identification during meal pick-up.
“We are so pleased to be able to offer this service to BCPS students and families,” BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams said in the press release. “I also want to take this opportunity to thank our dedicated and hard-working Office of Food and Nutrition Services team. Since March 2020, this tireless team has served 2.9 million meals to BCPS students. They understand that ensuring that students are well nourished is essential for wellbeing and academic progress.”