Meal distribution in MCPS

Meal distribution sites and meal information
As of May 18, MCPS distributed over 2 million meals to students and families in need of resources, according to the Bethesda Magazine. On April 20, MCPS adjusted their meal service program from five to four days a week to reduce the chances of spreading covid-19 at meal sites. On Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, meal sites provide food from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. On Wednesdays, families receive two days worth of meals. There are 42 sites in total across the county: 25 elementary schools, 9 middle schools, and 8 high schools. To see which specific schools are included and their locations, click here.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits
The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services helps process SNAP applications for families in need of resources. SNAP, formerly called the Food Stamp program, is a federal entitlement program that provides nutrition benefits to people who meet certain criteria. For eligibility information and where to apply, click here.

The Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) is a program that helps provide food to children who qualify for free and reduced meals but have not had access to meals due to school closure. Families are not required to have received SNAP benefits or meet those requirements to apply for P-EBT benefits; however, those who already receive SNAP or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits will, or have already, received P-EBT benefits in June. For more information on P-EBT, click here.

Meal services for older adults
MCPS has various meal distribution resources for those who are unable to prepare meals, lack money and transportation, or have money but are unable to commute to grocery stores. For those who are unable to prepare meals—due to disabilities or illnesses—MCPS has 12 organizations available. MCPS also has 15 organizations available for people who lack money and transportation to and from grocery stores. For citizens who have money but are unable to commute to grocery stores, MCPS has 5 organizations available. All information for organizations—including emails, phone numbers, languages (if stated), etc—can be found here under the "Senior Nutrition Program" tag.
MCPS Website
MCPS Website

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