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Food and Nutrition Services

Food & Nutrition Services

 

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GCPS Announces Updates from the Food and Nutrition Services Office

Changes Go Into Effect on Monday, October 26

 

As Garrett County Public Schools brings more students back into schools, the FNS (Food and Nutrition Services) Department will be transitioning to meal service at the schools. As part of that transition, the FNS Department will no longer be distributing seven days of breakfasts and lunches on Tuesday evenings and Wednesday afternoons, beginning the week of October 26th. With the current A/B day schedule, we will distribute five days of breakfasts and lunches between 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday evenings at all schools. These meals will be for all students and any child 18 and under, at no cost to families. We ask that you pick up meals from your child’s school; if you have children at multiple schools, you may pick up at the school of your choice.

Students attending school four or five days in person will continue to have meals sent home with them on

Tuesdays and Fridays as possible. Those students are asked to please not pick up the five days of breakfast and lunch meals distributed on Wednesdays.

FNS will also be transitioning the supper program, beginning the week of October 26th. We will no longer distribute suppers on Thursday evenings. Instead, we will be distributing seven suppers and snacks at the schools on Wednesdays from 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Any child 18 and under is eligible for these meals. Students attending school four or five days are welcome to pick up these meals.

Breakfast, lunch, and supper will also be distributed on Wednesday evenings for any child 18 and under at the locations below:

Each Wednesday:

  • Garrett College- Parking Lot A, 685 Mosser Road: Wednesday: 3:45 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Bittinger Lutheran Parish - 22 Maynardier Ridge Road: Wednesday 4:15 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Swanton Community Center- 3335 Swanton Road: Wednesday: 3:45 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Gorman Fire Hall -270 Gorman Road: Wednesday: 4:30 – 4:45 p.m.
  • Bloomington – 334 North Branch Avenue: Wednesday: 3:30 – 3:45 p.m.
  • Kitzmiller – 290 W. Main Street: Wednesday: 4:15 – 4:45 p.m.

 

Any questions please contact the Food & Nutrition Services Office at 301-334-8917 or 1-888-262-2792.

 

All operations are subject to change depending on guidance and changes in regulations

from the United States Department of Agriculture.

The Garrett County Public Schools’ Food & Nutrition Services Office is happy to announce that supper meals for all Garrett County children, ages 18 and under, can still be distributed free of charge. Beginning Sept. 17, 2020 meals for all children, ages 18 and under, may be picked on Thursday evenings at the locations below. There will be seven suppers for children distributed at this time.

Please remember to fill out a new meal application form for students, because last year’s applications have expired. This is still an important step for the FNS Department. The information is used for funding several different programs that benefit all students in Garrett County, regardless of their meal status. Even if you believe you might be over the income limit, it never hurts to fill one out; it may help the students of Garrett County. An application can be picked up at any school site or meal distribution site. An application can be downloaded from the Food & Nutrition Services website at: https://www.garrettcountyschools.org/food-and-nutrition-services or an online application can be submitted to the Food & Nutrition Services Office at https://secure.ezmealapp.com/ApplicationScreen.aspx?cid=NWMxNzY2MDYtOGI5Yy00MDNkLTk0ZGEtMjAxMjJmY2FmYzM1. Applications can be mailed to the Food & Nutrition Services Office at 770 Dennett Road, Oakland, MD 21550, or returned to a school or meal distribution site.

Supper meals must be picked up at one the distribution sites listed below, even for students who are attending school on campus this fall. This is because the meals may not be sent home from school due to USDA regulations.

 

Seven days of suppers will be distributed, free of charge, on Thursday evenings at the locations listed below; please note these are different locations than the locations for the breakfast and lunches for virtual students. On-site, virtual and non-students under 18 are welcome to pick up suppers.

 

Supper Meals for all children 18 and under will be distributed at the following locations:

 

  • Emmanuel United Methodist Church- 29 Pocahontas Rd - Thursday: 5:00- 5:15
  • Bittinger Lutheran Parish - 22 Maynardier Ridge Rd, Thursday: 5:45 - 6:00
  • Swanton Community Center- 3335 Swanton Road – Thursday: 6:25 - 6:40
  • Deer Park – 81 Church Street – Thursday: 6:50 – 7:05
  • Southern Middle School - 605 Harvey Winters Drive - Thursday: 5:00 – 5:20
  • Liberty Mews - 100 Liberty Square Drive– Thursday: 5:00 – 5:15
  • Crellin -52 Crellin Street– Thursday: 5:30 – 5:45
  • Deer Park - 8 Rockville Ct - Thursday: 6:05 – 6:20
  • Gorman - 271 Gorman Road - Thursday: 6:40 – 6:55
  • Grantsville-, 121 Bittinger Lane - Thursday: 5:00 – 5:15
  • Friendsville Volunteer Fire Dept. - 944 2nd Ave - Thursday: 5:40 – 5:55
  • Hickory Environmental Center (Northern Middle’s bus Loop)- 604 Pride Parkway - Thursday: 6:15 – 6:30
  • Garrett County Chamber of Commerce – 15 Vistors Center Drive, - Thursday: 6:50 – 7:05
  • Bloomington – 334 North Branch Avenue–Thursday: 5:00 – 5:15
  • Kitzmiller – 288 W Main Street- Thursday: 5:45 – 6:00
  • Loch Lynn Town Hall, Loch Lynn, MD – Thursday: 6:25 – 6:40

 

All operations may change as United States Department of Agriculture regulations change.

 

 

The Garrett County Public Schools’ Food & Nutrition Services Office is happy to announce that meals for all Garrett County children, ages 18 and under, can still be distributed free of charge. Beginning today, September 8, 2020, meals for virtual students may be picked up on Tuesday evenings or Wednesday afternoons at the locations below. Seven breakfasts and seven lunches for children will be distributed at this time.

Please remember to fill out a new meal application form for students because last year’s applications have expired. This is still an important step for the FNS department. The information is used for funding several different programs that benefit all students in Garrett County, regardless of their meal status. Even if you believe you might be over the income limit, it never hurts to fill one out; it may help the students of Garrett County. An application can be picked up at any school site or meal distribution site. An application can be downloaded from the Food & Nutrition Services website at: https://www.garrettcountyschools.org/food-and-nutrition-services or an online application can be submitted to the Food & Nutrition Services Office at https://secure.ezmealapp.com/ApplicationScreen.aspx?cid=NWMxNzY2MDYtOGI5Yy00MDNkLTk0ZGEtMjAxMjJmY2FmYzM1. Applications can be mailed to the Food & Nutrition Services Office at 770 Dennett Road, Oakland, MD 21550, or returned to a school or meal distribution site.

For students attending school on campus this fall, breakfast will be served free of charge as children arrive at their school in the morning. Students will take their breakfast with them to eat in their assigned area.

Lunches for on–site students will be distributed in their assigned area, also free of charge. Students do not need to pre-order meals on a daily basis; a count each morning of the number of students requesting a lunch will be delivered to the cafeteria.

On-campus students who require a Virtual Learning Day meal (Wednesdays), will be provided one to take home on Tuesdays. Meals will be distributed as students leave on Tuesdays. This will include a breakfast and a lunch for Wednesday. Again these meals will be free of charge.

 

Finally, weekend meals will be distributed on Fridays as students leave, also free of charge. These meals will include two breakfasts and lunches.

 

We are asking that on-site students not pick up breakfasts and lunches at the virtual students pick up locations.

 

Virtual Learning Days Meals (VLDM) for students learning from home will be distributed at the following locations:

 
 
  • Eastern Garrett Fire Hall - 401 Finzel Rd - Tuesdays at 5:00- 5:15 p.m.
  • Bittinger Lutheran Parish - 22 Maynardier Ridge Rd - Tuesdays at 5:45 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Swanton Community Center - 3335 Swanton Road - Tuesdays at 6:25 - 6:40 p.m.
  • Deer Park Town Hall - 100 Oak Street,- Tuesdays at 6:50 - 7:05 p.m.
  • Grantsville Elementary - 120 Grant Street -Tuesdays at 5:00 - 5:15 p.m.
  • Friendsville Elementary-- 841 First Avenue- Tuesdays at 5:40 - 5:55 p.m.
  • Northern High School- 86 Pride Parkway -Tuesdays at 6:15 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Garrett College- Parking Lot A, 685 Mosser Road -Tuesdays at 6:50 - 7:05 p.m.
  • Dennett Road Educational Complex -770 Dennett Road -Tuesdays at 5:00- 5:30 p.m.
  • Liberty Mews - 451 Liberty Street -Tuesdays at 5:00 - 5:15 p.m.
  • Crellin United Methodist Church -57 Crellin Street - Tuesdays at 5:30 - 5:45 p.m.
  • Deer Park - 198 Frank Custer Drive -Tuesdays at 6:05 - 6:20 p.m.
  • Gorman Fire Hall -270 Gorman Rd -Tuesdays at 6:40 - 6:55 p.m.
  • Bloomington- 276 North Branch Avenue -Tuesdays at 5:00 - 5:15 p.m.
  • Kitzmiller - 290 W. Main Street -Tuesdays at 5:45 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Loch Lynn - Loch Lynn Town Hall -Tuesdays at 6:25 - 6:40 p.m.

Wednesday distribution sites:

  • Dennett Road Educational Complex -770 Dennett Road -Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Northern High School - 86 Pride Parkway -Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

All operations are subject to change depending on guidance and changes in regulations from the United States Department of Agriculture.


Meal Prices
Effective August 31, 2020
 
Elementary: Breakfast - $1.20 Lunch - $2.70 Reduced meals will be served at no cost.

Secondary: Breakfast - $1.35 Lunch - $2.85 Reduced meals will be served at no cost.

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All cafeterias in Garrett County Public Schools have computerized Point of Sale. To pay for purchases, students enter their Personal Identification Numbers (PIN) and proceed to the cashier. Students pay for purchases using cash or using money placed "On Account". If a student cannot remember their PIN the cafeteria staff will be able to give it to them. Please help your child to learn this number and teach them that they should not share the number with anyone, as it is the access to their account.

Students who properly enter their number when purchasing their meal move more quickly through the service line.

Parents have the option of sending cash or check with their student(s) for deposit, however, we strongly encourage parents to monitor, view and fund students account by logging on to mySchoolBucks.com We encourage parents to also monitor their child’s cafeteria activity and account balances throughout the year. Using this tool to do so makes it easier than ever.

Depositing funds on account will allow students to purchase breakfast, lunch or any a la carte item.

Benefits of placing money "On Account"

  • Safe- the PIN ensures only the one student can access the account.
  • Convenient- money cannot be lost or forgotten in the morning rush.
  • Fast- cafeteria lines move more quickly so there's plenty of time to eat.
  • Monitored- see the secure account balance anytime on mySchoolBucks.com
  • Peace of Mind- the auto replenish feature on MySchoolBucks.com ensures money for meals is always there for the student.
 

Garrett County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services is now selling surplus equipment through GovDeals, an online auction site. If you wish to register (free) and bid on the items, follow the GovDeals link below.
link to http://www.govdeals.com/GCPS
 
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