Information for Alternative Meal sites during March-April 2020 school closure
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM* see exceptions by site name
Monday thru Friday
Beginning Monday March 30 2020 selected adjusted site times and two additional locations.
Updated Fri March 27 2020 2:45 p.m.
Children age 18 and under and/or any HCPS student, regardless of age, will receive a nutritious breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a single pickup.
Children do not have to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals or be enrolled in school distribution location.
Participants are encouraged to bring a bag to carry home meals each day.
Adults cannot accept meals on behalf of children.
No application required
Be sure to refrigerate meals when you return home.
Welcome to Harford County Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services
Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand.
Department of Food & Nutrition Services operates 56 kitchens within the school system. The program is staffed with people who take pride in meeting the nutritional needs of students and staff. Growing children need a strong nutritional foundation to succeed inside and outside the classroom and in their other endeavors. School food service professionals work hard to prepare and serve food that appeals to Harford County’s students.
During the 2018-19 school year nearly 1.6 million breakfasts and 3.6 million lunches were served to our students. Over 8000 breakfast and 18000 lunches every day. Extensive audits conducted this past year by state and federal officials concluded HCPS meals exceeded current USDA nutritional standards.
Highlights of the program include
No local tax dollars from Harford County are provided to the Food and Nutrition Budget. The program is operated to break even with funds provided by student sales and state/federal reimbursement through the operation of programs such as National School Breakfast, Lunch, After School Snack, Dinner, and Summer Food Service Programs.