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Lunch Service to Be Provided for Students During School Closures

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May 29 Update on School Food Program

St. Mary’s County Public Schools has engaged the assistance of local food service facilities to ensure continued safe food distribution to families with children. Food will be prepared and packaged in off-site food service facilities licensed and inspected by the St. Mary’s County Health Department and brought to the schools for distribution.

No-contact, drive-up meal service will take place today, May 29.  Services are also scheduled for next week, Monday through Wednesday June 1 through June 3 at the locations listed below from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm daily.

  • Leonardtown Elementary School, 22885 Duke St., Leonardtown
  • Greenview Knolls Elementary School, 45711 Military Lane, Great Mills
  • Margaret Brent Middle School, 29675 Point Lookout Road, Mechanicsville
  • Lexington Park Elementary School, 46763 Shangri-La Drive, Lexington Park

Meals will be offered to all children 18 and younger free of charge. Parents and children can drive up to these locations and receive meals that they can take home during current school closures. For questions regarding the lunch service program, email foodservice@smcps.org.

For local COVID-19 data, updates and information, visit www.smchd.org/coronavirus or call the COVID-19 Community Hotline at 301-475-4911 Monday – Friday from 8 am-5 pm.

 

UPDATE: MAY 27

An outbreak of COVID-19 has been identified involving St. Mary’s County Public Schools employees; the public health response involves universal testing of individuals working in the food preparation and distribution system for community feeding programs.

As a result, the SMCPS drive-up meal service at all locations will be closed Thursday, May, 28, for deep cleaning and employee testing.

“Thankfully, exposure risk to community members who received food through the SMCPS drive-up meal service is extremely low as distribution did not involve close contact between staff and those picking up food,” said Dr. Meena Brewster, St. Mary’s County health officer. “Our health department is working very closely with SMCPS to investigate and respond to this situation.”

SMCPS is working with St. Mary’s County Department of Social Services, St. Mary’s County Health Department, and the St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services to organize a backup food distribution mechanism that will commence on Friday, May 29, after the deep cleaning is complete.

“We are doing everything we can to establish a new process for food pick-up while ensuring the safety of our team members and of the families who rely on these meals,” said Dr. James Scott Smith, St. Mary’s County superintendent.

Further information/updates to meal distribution through the community feeding program may be forthcoming.

For local COVID-19 data, updates and information, go to www.smchd.org/coronavirus or call the COVID-19 hotline at 301-475-4911 from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday.

 

UPDATE SUNDAY, MAY 17:

St. Mary’s County Public Schools will provide a drive-up lunch service Monday-Friday from May 18-May 29, 2020, at the locations listed below from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm daily. Please note there will be no school site meal distribution on the Memorial Day, Monday, May 25.

Meals will be offered to all children 18 and younger free of charge. Parents and children can drive up to these locations and receive meals that they can take home during current school closures.

Leonardtown Elementary School
22885 Duke Street
Leonardtown, MD

Greenview Knolls Elementary School
45711 Military Lane
Great Mills, MD

Margaret Brent Middle School
29675 Point Lookout Road
Mechanicsville, MD

Lexington Park Elementary School
46763 Shangri-La Drive
Lexington Park, MD

For questions regarding the lunch service program, email foodservice@smcps.org.

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