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  • Garrett County Public Schools Announces Food & Nutrition Changes 

    The Food & Nutrition Services (FNS) Office is making modifications to its current meal offerings. The following schedules for meal distribution will be in effect until further notice. The schedules will be dependent upon current metrics and recommendations from the Garrett County Health Department.

    The FNS Department will be distributing seven (7) days worth of Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, and Supper on Wednesday evenings at all schools from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. This does not include Swan Meadow due to participation data.

    The FNS Department will also be distributing seven (7) days worth of Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, and Supper on Wednesday evenings at the following locations and times (please note the time change):

    Garrett College- Parking Lot A, 685 Mosser Road: Wednesday 5:00 – 5:15 p.m.
    Bittinger Lutheran Parish - 22 Maynardier Ridge Road: Wednesday 5:30 – 5:45pm.
    Swanton Community Center- 3335 Swanton Road: Wednesday 5:00 - 5:15 p.m.
    Gorman Fire Hall -270 Gorman Road: Wednesday 5:45 – 6:00 p.m.
    Bloomington – 334 North Branch Avenue: Wednesday 5:00 – 5:15 p.m.
    Kitzmiller – 290 W. Main Street: Wednesday 5:45 – 6:00 p.m.

    The FNS Department will also be distributing seven (7) days’ worth of Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, and Supper on Monday afternoons at the following locations and times:

    Southern Area:

    Pine Woods East -705 N Street, Mt. Lake Park: Monday 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
    Pleasant View South – 402 Pleasant View Lane, Loch Lynn: Monday 12:55 - 1:10 p.m.
    Parkwood Village East -108 Decatur Street, Mt. Lake Park: Monday 1:20 - 1:35 p.m.
    Overlook North- 61 Vista Square, Oakland: Monday 1:45 – 2:00 p.m.
    Glades West -200 Glades Square, Oakland: Monday 2:10 – 2:35 p.m.
    Liberty Mews- 451 Liberty Street, Oakland: Monday 2:45 – 3:00 p.m.

    Northern Area:

    Mountain Village West - 175 Pysell Road, McHenry: Monday 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
    Guardian Apartments- 949 Old River Rd, Friendsville: Monday 1:05 – 1:20 p.m.
    Cassel Ridge East -600 Cassel Ridge Drive, Grantsville: Monday 1:40 – 1:55 p.m.

    Parents, Guardians or a designated person may pick up meals for children. You will need the child’s name, school, and grade to pick up meals. If you know a family that cannot get to the meal pick-up sites, please check with them and get the required information; you can take meals to them.

    All meals are available to any child 18 and under regardless of whether they are enrolled in Garrett County Public Schools.

    Posted 11/17/20


  • Garrett County Public Schools Provide Free Lunches for Kids While Schools are Closed

    Garrett County Public Schools (updated 9/17/2020)

    Details: GCPS Announces Updates from the Food and Nutrition Services Office

    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 September 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 of 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 that 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 Road, Thursday: 5:00- 5:15
    Bittinger Lutheran Parish - 22 Maynardier Ridge Road, 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 Avenue, 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 Visitors 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.
  • GCPS To Close One Meal Delivery Site

    Garrett County Public Schools will be closing the feeding site at the Oakland Town Parking Lot. The last day that meals will be available at the Town Lot is this Thursday, May 7. We ask those families that have been using this location to go to our Dennett Road Educational Complex site. We will be extending the times at Dennett Road from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The change in times at Dennett Road should accommodate those who have been receiving a meal at the Oakland Town Parking Lot. Eliminating the site will assist in the scheduling of our staff and improve the efficiency of the program overall. This change will begin on Monday, May 11, 2020.

    Posted 5/5/2020