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Baltimore Summer Meals Program Starts Tuesday, June 21

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By: D'Andre Miller with SGJC Student News Network

(Baltimore, MD)— Baltimore City Public Schools is launching its summer meals program next week.

On Tuesday, the Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), the Baltimore City, Recreation and Parks, St. Vincent DePaul, the Maryland State Department of Education and other partnerships joined youth at the Towanda Recreation Center to kick off the 2022 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

Starting June 21 children under the age of 18 can receive free nutritional breakfasts and lunches Monday through Friday from over 200 locations.

“Many children in Baltimore rely on the breakfast and lunch they receive at school as part of their daily nutrition,” said Housing Commissioner Alice Kennedy.  “The City and many partners are working together to make sure that no child goes hungry over the summer. We are committed to reducing food insecurity and ensuring that our youth have access to nutritional meals all summer long.”

The Program is an extension to the National School Lunch Program.

In addition to the Summer Food Service Program, DHCD will also offer a mobile meals program providing a nutritional breakfast and lunch to additional needed locations.

The meal program is set to end on August 26th.

For more information call 410-396-0773 or visit https://dhcd.baltimorecity.gov/cs/summer-food-services.