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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Housing and Human Services announces sites for summer food service program

The Summer Food Service Program, operated locally by Housing and Human Services (HHS), provides a lunchtime meal for children and youth who would typically qualify for free- or reduced-price meals through the public school system; pre-school age children can also be served through the program. This summer HHS staff will be serving meals at 10 sites that are open to the public and three camps. The program anticipates serving up 15,000 meals over the course of summer 2022.

 

The Summer Food Service Program is administered on the federal level by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and in Maryland by the Maryland State Department of Education. Through the Summer Food Service Program, HHS will offer a free lunchtime meal to all children up to 18 years old. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all children. In accordance with USDA regulations, there will be no physical segregation or other discrimination against any child because of race, color, age, national origin, gender, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.


Summer Food Service Sites: Beginning Thursday, June 9, through Aug. 16, 2022, a free lunch will be served Monday through Friday (except Monday, July 4) at the following locations. 

 

Frederick Locations

  • Hill Street Park Pavilion, 100 Hill Street: 12:30 -1:30 p.m.
  • Overlook Park Pavilion, 501 Coralberry Court: 12 -12:30 p.m.
  • Monocacy Park, 409 Delaware Road:12 -12:30 p.m. 
  • Greenleaf Park, 1950 East Greenleaf Drive: 12 -12:30 p.m.
  • Amber Meadows Park, 201 Amber Drive: 12 -12:30 p.m. 
  • Willow Brook Park, 350 McClellan Drive: 12 -12:30 p.m.
  • PAL Center, Sagner Avenue: 12-12:30 p.m.
  • Windsor Gardens Apts,111 Key Parkway: 12:30 -1:00 p.m.

Brunswick Location

  • Brunswick Library, 915 North Maple Avenue: 12:15 - 1:00 p.m. 

Walkersville Location

  • Discovery Community Center, 8740 Stauffer Avenue: 11:30 -12 p.m. 

DATES AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Overlook Park, Greenleaf Park, Monocacy Park, Discovery Community Center, & Willow Brook Park will start on June 13, 2022. Meals are prepared fresh daily.

 

Through a wide array of programs and services, Housing and Human Services provides food, shelter, medical care, housing, transportation, and other forms of assistance to families and individuals that are lower-income or homeless. HHS is sponsored by the City of Frederick with support from the Frederick County Government.


For more information about the Summer Food Service Program or any of the services offered by the Frederick Community Action Agency, please contact Chris Bard, Supervisor of Food and Nutrition Services at 301-600-3972. Additional information can also be found on HHS’s website at https://www.cityoffrederickmd.gov/hhs.

 

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust. To request a copy of the complaint form, call 866-632-9992. Completed forms can be submitted to USDA by: mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; fax: 202-690-7442; or email: program.intake@usda.gov

 

The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

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