Coronavirus Information, Updates, and Food Distribution

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 11:38am

UPDATED May 6, 2020

Maryland State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon directed that all Maryland schools close in response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. HCPSS schools, office buildings and outdoor spaces are closed through the remainder of the current school year, while the school system continues to operate remotely

Information, resources and HCPSS updates related to is located on the Howard County Public School System website here Coronavirus COVID-19.

Food distribution

UPDATED May 6, 2020

The Howard County Public School System will continue to provide free Grab-N-Go meals to anyone age 18 and under and/or any HCPSS student, regardless of age, throughout state-mandated school closures, extended through the end of the school year.

Participants will be given a Grab-N-Go snack, lunch and dinner for that day, as well as a Grab-N-Go breakfast for the following day. Friday distributions at school-based locations only also will include meals to sustain children through the weekend. Participants are encouraged to bring a bag to carry home meals each day.

Children do not need to be present; parents/guardian may pick up meals for their child(ren). There is no application, enrollment, or fees to participate in this program.

HCPSS Free Meal Service

  • Ongoing, Weekdays

  • 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

  • School-Based Locations:

School Sites: 

  • Bushy Park Elementary School, 14601 Carrs Mill Road, Glenwood

  • Cradlerock Elementary School/Lake Elkhorn Middle School, 6680 Cradlerock Way, Columbia

  • Deep Run Elementary School, 6925 Old Waterloo Road, Elkridge

  • Ducketts Lane Elementary School, 6501 Ducketts Lane, Elkridge

  • Hollifield Station Elementary School, 8701 Stonehouse Drive, Ellicott City

  • Howard High School, 8700 Old Annapolis Road, Ellicott City

  • Laurel Woods Elementary School, 9250 North Laurel Road, Laurel

  • Oakland Mills Middle School, 9540 Kilimanjaro Road, Columbia

  • Swansfield Elementary School, 5610 Cedar Lane, Columbia

  • Talbott Springs Elementary School, 9550 Basket Ring Road, Columbia

  • Wilde Lake Middle School, 10481 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia

Community Locations: (Weekend meals not provided at community locations)

  • Forest Ridge Apartments, 5890 Stevens Forest Rd, Columbia

  • Monarch Mills Apartments, 7600 Monarch Mills Way, Columbia

  • Bethel Christian Academy, Campus 1, 8455 Savage Guilford Rd., Savage