Learn, Play and Grow with the Summer Meals Program

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No need to worry about your kids missing lunch once school gets out.  The summer meals program helps bridge the gap in the summer when kids are not receiving school lunch.

WHAT:  The summer meals program, provides free, nutritious meals and snacks to all children. 

WHO:  All children 18 and younger.   Individuals with disabilities over the age of 18 are also eligible.

WHERE:  The summer meals program can be found at schools, community or recreation centers, summer camps, churches, or libraries.  To find a site near you click on the link and enter your zip code:  Maryland Summer Meals Search.

For more information on meal sites call:  National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE

The summer meals program is FREE and no paperwork is needed to get a meal.  Just come to the location listed during meal time and the kids will get  get a free breakfast, lunch, or snack.  The meals meet federal nutrition guidelines by providing fresh fruit, vegetables, and whole grains.  The healthy foods help children learn, play and grow over the summer.

To learn more about summer meals in Maryland, visit: http://md.nokidhungry.org/

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