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!
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).
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.
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.
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.