- General Information
- Free & Reduced Priced Meal Information
- Job Opportunities
- USDA Non-Discrimination Statement
Carroll County Public Schools believes in making nutritious meals available to all students. Our dedicated staff of compassionate and caring people will support the education of our children through the provision of food to support learning and the promotion of healthy lifelong eating habits.
Goals and Objectives
- Serve nutritious breakfast and lunch daily in all schools that meet the nutritional needs of students.
- Stimulate student and adult meal participation through promotions and nutrition education.
- Support the Local School Wellness Policy.
- Effectively communicate sound nutrition education with staff, parents, and the community.
- Operate a self-sufficient, financially sound program.
Your child(ren) may be eligible for free or reduced price meals if your household income and family size meet the federal guidelines. If your gross income (before taxes) is at or below the level on the scale, your child(ren) is eligible for either free or reduced price meals. If you receive food stamps or temporary cash assistance (TCA) for your child(ren), they are eligible for free meals.
Once the online application has been submitted and reviewed, a Notice of Action Taken letter will be sent home with your child.
You may apply for free or reduced price meals any time during the school year.
Paper applications are available at all schools and can be downloaded here.
Completed paper applications should be turned into your child's school or mailed to:
* Convenient Hours
* Friendly Atmosphere
*$13.25 per hour
* Potential for Contractual Positions
Food Services positions are available between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm.
Substitute food services employees are being hired in all geographic areas of the school system.
Sponsored by the Maryland Department of Agriculture in partnership with the Maryland State Department of Education, the Farm to School program works to bring more Maryland-grown products to school lunches with the aim of educating students about where their food comes from, how it is produced, and the benefits of a healthy diet.
Farm to School is broadly defined as a program that connects schools (K-12) and local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, providing agriculture, health and nutrition education opportunities, and supporting local and regional farmers. Since each Farm to School program is shaped by its unique community and region, the National Farm to School Network does not prescribe or impose a list of practices or products for the Farm to School approach.
FARM to SCHOOL - Growing in CCPS Food Service
Choose My Plate http://www.choosemyplate.gov/
One size doesn't fit all. MyPlate offers personalized eating plans, interactive tools to help you plan and assess your food choices, and advice to help you:
- Make smart choices from every food group.
- Find your balance between food and physical activity.
- Get the most nutrition out of your calories.
- Stay within your daily calorie needs.
MyPlate plans are designed for the general public ages 2 and over; they are not therapeutic diets. Those with a specific health condition should consult with a health care provider for a dietary plan that is right for them.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508- 0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
3. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
The Maryland State Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry/national origin, color, disability, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For inquiries related to Department policy, please contact: Agency Equity Officer, Equity Assurance and Compliance Office, Office of the Deputy State Superintendent for Finance and Administration, Maryland State Department of Education, 200 W. Baltimore Street - 6th Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21201-2595, 410-767-0426 – voice, 410-767-0431 – fax, 410-333-6442 - TTY/TDD.
Carroll County Public Schools
125 North Court Street
Westminster, MD 21157
Our office hours are Monday to Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.