Resources and Community

Summer Programs

Children 18 years of age or younger may come to any of these locations Monday through Friday to receive a healthy and nutritious lunch.

Click here to view the list of summer food service meal sites. No appointment is necessary; but the lunch must be eaten at the location.

Summer meal menus

Bag Breakfast/Lunch

Cafe Breakfast/Lunch

Innovative Summer Breakfast/Lunch

Interested in receiving meals for your summer program?

The Summer Meals Program is designed to provide nutritious meals at no cost to children 18 years of age and younger. Our Summer Meals Program is designed to bridge the “nutrition gap” when school is out. 

The MCPS Division of Food and Nutrition Services is the summer food service sponsor in Montgomery County and about 9,500 children are served at approximately 120 locations each day.

Our goal is to provide meals to as many children as possible!

Does My Program Qualify for Summer Meals? 

The program must be located in a school or at a location close to a school where 50% of the students enrolled are eligible for free or reduced price meals. If the school is a middle or high school, the closest elementary school must have the 50% free/reduced student enrollment.

If the program is not located in a school where the 50% free/reduced student enrollment exists, the program may still qualify based on the actual list of enrollees.

The program needs to be supervised by a person responsible for ordering meals and insuring that food safety standards are met. The supervisor MUST be present during meal time.

If My Program Qualifies, How Do I Get Started?

Contact the Division of Food & Nutrition Services at 240-740-7400.

You will be scheduled to attend a training and will learn how to order, store and distribute meals.

What if I Don't Have a Program, But I Have a Child and Want Him/Her to Receive Summer Meals? 

Contact the Division of Food & Nutrition Services at 240-740-7400 or email at

Click here for the Summer Waiver Public Notice.