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  • 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

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

    With Maryland Public schools closing in an effort to prevent the spread of Coronavirus a number of local businesses have stepped-up in a big way to support the community by providing bagged lunches for kids. Below is a list of Chamber members who have generously offered to help feed hungry kids. 

    Garrett County Public Schools (updated 4/1/2020)

    Details: GCPS Announces Meal Delivery Plan for the Next Two Weeks
    The meal delivery to all 16 sites throughout the county will continue. Only the delivery to students’ homes has been discontinued. It is necessary, however, to adjust the schedule in the coming weeks. Again, we do appreciate your patience as we make adjustments to our plan to serve as many children as possible while still ensuring the safety of our employees. The holiday weekend has also been adjusted so that our employees may enjoy time with their families. Please note the following:
    Friday, April 3, 2020 – No meal delivery

    Friday, April 10, 2020 (Good Friday) – No meal delivery

    Monday, April 13, 2020 (Easter Monday) – No meal delivery
    Thursday, April 2, 2020 – Two days of meals will be delivered to all 16 sites

    Thursday, April 9, 2020 – Three days of meals will be delivered to all 16 sites

    Times for each site are listed below. The meals may not be eaten on site, but rather should be taken home to enjoy. Cars will drive up, and bags of food will be handed to the driver. Meals will be distributed at the following locations while schools are closed:

    Deer Park Town Hall - 100 Church Street, Deer Park, MD
    Monday – Friday: Lunch (10:30-10:50)

    Swanton Otterbein United Methodist Church - 3443 Swanton Road, Swanton, MD
    Monday – Friday: Lunch (11:00-11:20)

    Bittinger Fire Hall - 176 Brenneman Road, Bittinger, MD
    Monday – Friday: Lunch (11:45-12:05)

    Eastern Garrett Fire Hall - 401 Finzel Rd, Frostburg, MD
    Monday – Friday: Lunch (12:35-12:55)

    Dennett Road School - 770 Dennett Road, Oakland, MD
    Monday – Friday: Lunch (11:30-12:00)

    Liberty Mews - 451 Liberty Street, Oakland, MD
    Monday – Friday: Lunch (11:00-11:20)

    Crellin - 57 Crellin Street, Crellin, MD
    Monday – Friday: Lunch (11:35-11:55)

    Oakland Town Parking Lot - 103 Town Park Lane, Oakland, MD
    Monday – Friday: Lunch (12:10-12:30)

    Deer Park - 198 Frank Custer Drive, Deer Park, MD
    Monday – Friday: Lunch (12:45-1:05)

    Garrett County Chamber of Commerce - 15 Visitors Center Drive, McHenry, MD
    Monday – Friday: Lunch (10:40-11:00)

    Hickory Environmental Center (Northern Middle’s bus loop) - 604 Pride Parkway, Accident, MD
    Monday – Friday: Lunch (11:20-11:40)

    Friendsville Elementary School - 841 First Avenue, Friendsville, MD
    Monday – Friday: Lunch (12:00-12:20)

    Grantsville Elementary School - 120 Grant Street, Grantsville, MD
    Monday – Friday: Lunch (12:40-1:00)

    Loch Lynn - 319 Roanoke Avenue, Loch Lynn, MD (pavilion)
    Monday – Friday: Lunch (11:00-11:20)

    Kitzmiller Community Park - 290 W. Main Street, Kitzmiller, MD
    Monday – Friday: Lunch (11:45-12:05)

    Bloomington Park - 334 North Branch Avenue, Bloomington, MD
    Monday – Friday: Lunch (12:30-12:50)

    If you have any questions, please contact the Food and Nutrition Services Office at 301-334-7652 or 888-262-2792.

    Cornucopia Cafe

    Details: While Maryland Public Schools are closed, we will have bagged PB&J sandwiches with whole fruit available for free. No purchase necessary, no questions asked, just take what you need. We're still closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, but the basket of food will be available in our vestibule. We're happy that we can do what we can right now for the community. Thanks for your support, and please share with any that may be in need in the coming weeks.

    The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille

    Details: Open 11 am to 8 pm, school age kids eat free off of the kids menu. 

    High Country Creamery

    Details: We will have brown bagged lunches for the next two weeks for school students who are in need of a lunch to help during this time. High Country Creamery has been joined by Hilltop Fruit Market - donating veggies and fruits along with, United Dairy - donating cartons of milk! The meals will be fun, healthy and delicious! If you need the bagged meals delivered if you can’t get to us please PM us on Facebook and we will get them to you. Just let us know how many and your address, but must be within a 7 mile radius. If anyone wants to donate time and vehicle to deliver these meals let us know.


    Details: MoonShadow is offering free bagged lunches to-go while schools are closed. Lunches will include Uncrustables, a piece of fruit, baked chips, and a can of apple juice. No questions asked and may be picked up any time.

    Mountain State Brewing Company

    Details: Any kids meal - chicken nuggets, mac n cheese, small cheese pizza, small pepperoni pizza - free for school aged children Monday - Friday 11 am - 4 pm.

    Shooters Bar & Grill

    Details: Starting March 19th Thursdays through Sundays until further notice, Shooters will be providing FREE CARRY OUT LUNCHES to school aged children from 12pm-4pm. The menu will now include a turkey or ham sandwich with a side of mac and cheese or fries. Call ahead at 301-387-2424.

    Reposted 3/18/2020