What is the cost for student meals for the 2021-2022 school year?

All students may receive meals at no cost for the entire 2021-2022 school year.

The United States Department of Agriculture issued pandemic flexibilities for schools and daycare facilities through June 2022 to support safe reopening and healthy, nutritious meals. These waivers will allow schools nationwide to serve universal free breakfast and lunch through the 2021-2022 school year through USDA’s National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option, which is typically only available during the summer months.

Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. The summer Food Service program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, through the Maryland State Department of Education and is an extension of the National School Lunch Program, which is designed to guarantee eligible children free and nutritious breakfasts and lunches during the school year. Meals served will be healthy and will follow USDA nutrition guidelines. USDA and MSDE are equal opportunity providers.