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Summer Food Service Program Ensures Students Don't Go Hungry
Families, Health, Schools
Summer Food Service Program Ensures Students Don't Go Hungry

This information comes to us from Prince George's County Public Schools:

 Although Maryland is home to three of the richest counties in the nation (Howard, Montgomery and Calvert), 11.1 percent of households in Maryland (or 1 in 9) face a constant struggle against hunger. When schools are closed during the summer months, students who receive free or reduced-price meals throughout the school year are at risk for not receiving the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow.

To address this issue, the Summer Food Service Program helps children in Maryland continue to receive healthy meals throughout the summer months.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the program is open to all children age 18 and under, as well as individuals 19 years and over who have mental or physical disabilities.

In Prince George's County, the program is administered through a partnership between the Prince George's County Department of Social Services and Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) Food and Nutrition Services.

For more information click here.

To find a Summer Food Service Program near you click here.

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