Charles Co. Curbside meal hours change next week, last day for mobile routes is April 16

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Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) begins Phase 4 of its reopening plan on Monday, April 19. To accommodate additional students at schools and centers, CCPS is updating curbside meal distribution site operating hours and ending its mobile meal bus services.

Effective April 19, curbside meal sites will operate 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at all 16 locations. The final day for the mobile meal bus service is Friday, April 16. Resources used to support the mobile meals bus program, such as transportation and staff, will now support CCPS in its launch of Phase 4 next week. CCPS also experienced a decline in meals handed out at mobile sites since the return of students to schools in Phase 2 last month.

Menu options at curbside sites, as well as the availability of additional meal bags for weekends, remain the same. A list of curbside meal sites, menu options and a site locator are posted at www.ccboe.com/freemeals. Parents should check meal bags for items that may cause a dietary or allergy issue for their child.

Students returning to schools next week for in-person learning will be offered daily meal bags for breakfast and lunch. Students also have the option of taking home a meal bag that includes a snack and dinner items. Meal bags include the same items provided at curbside meal sites.

About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 27,000 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event. CCPS provides nondiscriminatory equal access to school facilities in accordance with its Use of Facilities rules to designated youth groups (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts).

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