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Summer meals

*Please note: The meal site at Baltimore International Academy is temporarily closed.

From June 29 through August 21, City Schools has partnered with 18 schools across the city to serve as distribution sites for grab-n-go meals, produce and grocery boxes, academic materials, and other key resources for our communities! In coming weeks, sites will be distributing summer learning challenges from the Pratt, personal hygiene products from Colgate, book bundles for K-8 scholars from the Parent's Choice Foundation, and much more! 

  • In July, sites will be open Monday to Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
  • In August, sites will be open Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hundreds of city meal sites will remain open during the summer  Please visit the city's website for a map of meal sites throughout the city.

SNAP: You may qualify to receive SNAP Benefits. Residents can apply for SNAP benefits online at Residents may also call the DHS Call Center at 1-800-332-6347 (TTY 1-800-735-2258), available from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.  To determine eligibility for SNAP, click here.

 All students in Baltimore City Public Schools are eligible for up to $370.50 in extra food benefits due to school closures. These benefits, called Pandemic-EBT, or P-EBT, are intended to help families in Maryland purchase food while schools are closed. Please make sure your address is correct in Infinite Campus. To update your contact information, please send an email with  two proofs of address, a picture ID, contact information, student's name and school. Find out information and frequently asked questions about P-EBT on the new Maryland P-EBT website.

Grocery boxes delivered to your home
(EnglishSpanishFrenchKoreanChineseArabic)Baltimore City is partnering with Amazon to deliver grocery boxes to residents who:

  • Can’t leave home because they’re at increased medical risk, sick or in quarantine
  • Don’t have family, friends or neighbors who can get food for them
  • Don’t receive food delivery through other programs
  • Can’t afford paid meal or grocery delivery
  • Have somebody at home who is able to prepare meal

Adults 60 and older: call 410-396-2273, and residents 59 and younger: call 2-1-1.

Grab and Go grocery boxes
During the summer, sidewalk grab-and-go grocery boxes will be available at some meal sites and schools on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

  • Tuesdays: Lakeland, Maree G. Farring, John Ruhrah, Belair Edison, Arlington, Leigh Walk, Vivien T. Thomas, Dunbar
  • Thursdays: Sandtown-Winchester, Matthew A. Henson, Gwynns Falls, Dorothy I. Height, Alexander Hamilton, The Historic Cherry Hill, Beechfield, Sinclair Lane, Calvin M. Rodwell, Baltimore International Academy, Green Street Academy, Fallstaff

They are also available on Fridays from noon to 2 p.m. at Elmer A. Henderson: A Johns Hopkins Partnership School. 

Food for Thought Book Distribution

Through a partnership with Houghton Mifflin and the Parents Choice Foundation, City Schools is distributing books to families with students in kindergarten to grade 8 at meal sites. Please see the flyer for additional details.


School Meal Sites

Maree G. Farring Elementary/Middle School
300 Pontiac Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21225

Lakeland Elementary/Middle School
2921 Stranden Road
Baltimore, MD 21230

Gwynns Falls Elementary School
2700 Gwynns Falls Parkway
Baltimore, MD 21216

Sandtown-Winchester Achievement Academy
701 Gold Street
Baltimore, MD 21217

Dorothy I. Height Elementary School
2011 Linden Avenue 21217

Alexander Hamilton Elementary School
800 Poplar Grove Street
Baltimore, MD 21216

The Historic Cherry Hill Elementary/Middle School
801 Bridgeview Road
Baltimore, MD 21225

John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School
701 Rappolla Street
Baltimore, MD 21224

Matthew A. Henson Elementary School
1600 N Payson Street
Baltimore, MD 21217

Arlington Elementary School
3705 W Rogers Ave
Baltimore, MD 21215

Beechfield Elementary/Middle School
301 S Beechfield Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21229

Sinclair Lane Elementary School
3880 Sinclair Lane
Baltimore, MD 21213

Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
1400 Orleans Street
Baltimore, MD 21231

The Belair Edison School
3536 Brehms Lane
Baltimore, MD 21213

Leith Walk Elementary/Middle School
5915 Glennor Road
Baltimore, MD 21239

Calvin M. Rodwell Elementary/Middle School
3501 Hillsdale Road
Baltimore, MD 21207

Baltimore International Academy (temporarily closed)
4410 Frankford Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21206

Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy
100 N. Calhoun St.
Baltimore, MD 21223

Summer learning

We are excited about summer programming and offer a variety of programs designed to support the continuum of learners.

Visit our Summer Learning page to register or find out more about our programs.

If you have questions about summer learning and registration, please call 443-984-2001, Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.