BERLIN – School systems in Worcester and Wicomico counties will once again offer free meals to students throughout the summer.
Beginning this month, schools and community sites will offer free breakfast, lunch and snacks to students through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program, which provides children and teens ages 18 and under with nutritious meals when school is not in session.
Odtis Collins, food service coordinator for Worcester County Public Schools, said nine school sites and seven community sites – located in areas with high percentages of students who receive free and reduced-price meals – will participate in this year’s program, which is administered by the state and sponsored by local school systems.
“Each community site is a little different,” he said. “Some do breakfast, and some do lunch. It’s based on the needs of the location.”