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.
Carroll County Public Schools offers a balanced breakfast each morning at all schools. School breakfast will give your child a healthy start to the day. A nutritious breakfast helps students be more alert so they can learn more in class. Breakfast has vitamins and nutrients for a strong and healthy body.
Carroll County Public Schools offers an appealing and nutritionally balanced lunch each and every school day. A school lunch will provide your child with healthy food choices. A nutritious lunch enhances students’ readiness to learn more in class. School lunch has vitamins and nutrients for a strong and healthy body. Help your child get through the day right with school lunch!
The Board of Education of Carroll County is committed to promoting student health, well-being, and ability to learn, by providing a safe, healthy, and supportive environment. The Board acknowledges that students need access to healthy foods, physical activity, a variety of student services, and the support of family and community to learn, grow, and thrive.
Households who may be experiencing financial need are encouraged to apply for Meal Benefits (Free or Reduced Meals) at any time during the school year. Some households who do not meet the national guidelines for meal benefits, still struggle to pay for school meals. Each day students arrive at the cafeteria register without money. Carroll County Public Schools is committed to providing a meal to any child who does not have one. If you would like to help eliminate the unpaid meal debt these families incur, please consider making a donation:
At the School Level:
Those wishing to send funds to reduce unpaid meal debt at a particular school location can send cash or a check made out to the school with School Meal Debt Donation written on the memo line.
At the Central CCPS Level:
Those wishing to send funds to reduce unpaid meal debt across the county can send a check made out to Carroll County Public Schools with School Meal Debt Donation written on the memo line.
Checks should be mailed to:
Food Services Office
Carroll County Public Schools
125 North Court Street
Westminster, MD 21157
Individuals can request funds be applied to an individual school or “at large”. We use any amount provided for the students in the most need or highest debt amount until the donation is exhausted. Each student account receiving a donation shows the amount donated. This is done completely anonymously.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
The Maryland State Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis ofage, 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.
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