BALTIMORE COUNTY—Baltimore County Public Schools will be providing free breakfast, lunch and dinner for its students at 41 sites during the state-mandated closure of schools.
Grab and Go meals from the BCPS Office of Food and Nutrition Services will be available Monday through Friday, from March 16 to March 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the parking lots of the locations identified in the box provided.
Additional sites include Cove Village Apartments in Essex, Dulaney HS, Kings Point Shopping Center, Rosedale Library, Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Center, Carney ES, Chadwick ES, St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church on Eastern Avenue and Woodmoor ES.
Alexis Aviles took her daughter Gabriella Aviles, who is in kindergarten and a friend’s son Ian Baez, who is in Pre-K, to get lunches at Dundalk Elementary School Tuesday afternoon. Aviles said their lunches consisted of cucumbers, grapes, sandwiches, milk and apple juice and that the kids seem to like the lunches.
“My daughter loves vegetables and he’s a little more picky but he loves the fruit.”
Aviles said the kids are using the student learning resources that are found on BCPS’s website to do work at home. These items and activities will not be graded but can be submitted to teachers once schools re-open.
“I’ve been letting them use my laptop. He’s learning how to count and she’s learning words right now.”
Aviles said she has not gone out much the past week and doesn’t know how much longer she will take the kids to get the free lunches at school.
BCPS has links on it’s website on how to talk with children about COVID-19 as well as tips for parents and teachers to use to help with mental, social and emotional health such as sticking to routines as much as possible and limiting the amount of time spent on social media.
These helpful links can be found at www. scs.bcps.org/departments/social_emotional_support.