Skip to main content
Open all alerts
Possible technology service interruption.

On Friday, September 29, 2023, between 6 and 8 p.m., City Schools will be updating our technology infrastructure. This maintenance may cause intermittent service disruptions to all City Schools' technology services. This includes any systems that require internet access and cloud-based services. Please plan accordingly. 

Expires on 10/1

Meals and Menus

Watch Video

City Schools provides healthy breakfast and lunch options to all students for free. Supper and snacks are also available at many sites to students participating in supervised school-based after-school activities. We are committed to working with school leaders to ensure our operations meet their communities’ needs. Take a look at the menus below to see what's being served this month!

View menus


Breakfast, Lunch, Supper, & Snack

View Letter

Free Meal Eligibility

If you need documentation proving your child's free meal eligibility, click the link below.

Mealtime in real-time!

Dickey Hill Elementary student grabs lunch on the first day of school, August 28th.

📸: Dickey Hill Elementary student grabs lunch on the first day of school, August 28th

Nutrition & Allergen Information

With collaboration of families, cafeteria staff, and other school staff, FNS is committed to accommodating all students’ nutritional needs.

Visit the Nutrition and Allergen Information website, and navigate to menus, to find nutritional details about every item served in City Schools meals. Use the “Special Meal Accommodations” button at the top to filter menus by allergens.

To request meal accommodations, contact the FNS staff at your school. If medical documentation is required, complete and submit to FNS staff the Diet Prescription Form (ENGLISH | SPANISH).


Farm to School

Did you know our department operates a farm?! Based at Great Kids Farm, FNS’s Farm to School program promotes experiential education that connects students to nature and food systems. For more information on free offerings for City Schools staff, students, and families, visit our Farm to School homepage.



The Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners (“Board”) is committed to fostering school environments that promote student health, well-being, and the ability to learn. Along with a comprehensive wellness education, students will have the knowledge and skills necessary to make healthy choices as they grow into adulthood. This Wellness, Nutrition, and Physical Activity policy (“WNPAP”) sets guidelines for health education, nutrition education and promotion, physical education, physical activity, nutrition standards, behavioral health services, and school-based wellness activities. In accordance with the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) of 2010, City Schools has made this policy public and will continue to report on its implementation every three years.


Other Food Access Resources for Families (P-EBT, SNAP, etc.)

Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) Card

Please see the Department of Human Services (DHS) P-EBT website for all inquiries, eligibility information and updates. Baltimore City Schools does not process, issue, or distribute P-EBT cards or payments. Parents can contact DHS in the following ways:

If you received a P-EBT card already, don’t throw it away, as additional amounts will be placed on these cards. If you believe your P-EBT card had the incorrect amount or may have been mailed to an incorrect address, please complete the DHS Customer Inquiry Form. Additionally, please ensure that your address is accurate at your child’s school. If you have newly enrolled or transferred to City Schools, please ensure that your child’s school has an accurate mailing address. 

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

SNAP, formerly known as “food stamps,” offers some families assistance with food purchases. To see if you are eligible, visit this webpage of the Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS). To apply for SNAP, call the DHS Call Center at 1-800-332-6347 (TTY 1-800-735-2258), 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Other Resources

  • is Baltimore’s city-wide directory, listing resources including food pantries and other free food distribution sites. 
  • To learn to make simple recipes using fresh produce, check out our video playlist featuring local farmers and chefs. 



Snack & Supper & Summer Meal Registration

School staff interested in registering for snack and supper service for their site should visit this page. School staff interested in registering for summer meal service for their site should visit this page.

School meals feedback

We welcome student, family, and staff feedback on school meals. Please first address concerns with your school-based cafeteria manager, and then fill out this form to share additional thoughts.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

3. email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.