Change to BCPS’ Breakfast Meal Service Program

The Office of Food and Nutrition Services offers breakfast meals at no cost for students in all grades reporting for in-person instruction. For the 2021-2022 school year, services has included a breakfast meal offered as a unit containing four components: an entrée, two servings of fruit, and milk.

Currently, the procurement of products such as juice and fruit for our district–which are key components of the breakfast meal–have been adversely affected by national food supply chain issues.

The Child Nutrition Program guidelines provide school districts with a service option that allows students to select two of the four food group offerings at breakfast.

In an effort to combat the ongoing food supply shortages and the amount of waste we are experiencing with uneaten food and beverages served to students as part of the breakfast program, a modified breakfast meal service will be implemented.

Effective October 12, 2021, students will continue to pick up a breakfast bag upon arrival – containing an entrée and juice – and the option to pick up another fruit and milk. Students will have the option of choosing all four items or just two of the items. Students will continue to be encouraged to select items they will consume. This modified breakfast meal delivery model will be open to all school administrators and managed by the Office of Food and Nutrition Services.

This change to the breakfast meal program will safeguard the current food supply and limit waste.

Student Meals at No Cost

Free breakfast and lunch meals to be offered to BCPS students for the 2021-2022 school year beginning August 30th

Virtual Learning Program Students

Meals for pick-up on Monday 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. must be pre-ordered by 1 p.m. on Thursday of the prior week.


Virtual Learning Program Students may order meals on a weekly basis.  Meals must be pre-ordered by Thursday, 1 p.m.* for pick up the following Monday morning 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. If a family has more than one student enrolled in the Virtual Learning Program, the parent or guardian must submit a separate form for each child.  A parent or guardian may contact the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at 443-809-7855 for assistance in the event of technical difficulties.

 Upon pick-up, meal boxes will include five breakfasts and five lunches for the school week. In accordance with BCPS COVID-19 mitigation efforts, parents and guardians will be required to wear masks and present photo identification during meal pick-up.

Meal pick-up days are subject to change in the event of a school closure due to holiday observation or unexpected inclement weather. Parents and guardians will be promptly notified of all meal service changes.

* Each week the order form will be emailed to families.  

In-person Students

Breakfast meals will be offered upon entering the school and then eaten in classrooms. For lunch meal service, students will go through the cafeteria line and choose an entrée, fruit and vegetable sides, and milk. Menus are posted on the Office of Food and Nutrition Services website. Snack, a la carte, and adult meal purchases will not be available at this time.

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Washington, D.C. 20250-9410.
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Equity Assurance and Compliance Officer
Office of the Deputy State Superintendent for Finance and Administration
Maryland State Department of Education
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Baltimore, Maryland 21201-2595
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