Wicomico Summer Feeding Program Now Operating
Wicomico School System Feeds Children in Summer Food Service Program at Eight Locations
Posted on 06/27/2016

The Food Service Department of Wicomico County Public Schools is once again participating in the Summer Food Service Program, with funding support from the Maryland State Department of Education through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The Summer Food Service Program of Wicomico Schools has expanded this summer to include lunch service at eight Salisbury locations, and breakfast and lunch service at four of those locations. With children not in school, the Summer Food Service Program operates in the community – at a shelter, at playgrounds, at an apartment complex, at churches, and at two community gardens.

Meals will be provided from on all weekdays except July 4. Summer food service began June 23 at some locations and June 27 at others, so all are now operating. All summer food sites will operate until Aug. 5 except Cathedral of Restoration, which will have its last service day on July 29.

Meals are available to all children without charge.  Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, gender identity, disability or any other factor. There will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. 

When schools are not in session, many children do not have access to the good nutrition that school cafeterias provide during the normal school year. The Summer Food Service Program is designed specifically to fill the nutrition gap for children of low-income families when schools are not in session.

Meals are being served at the sites and times as follows:

 

The Christian Shelter, 334 Barclay St., Salisbury

Breakfast: 8:30-9 a.m.

Lunch: 12-12:30 p.m.

 

Doverdale Playground, Dover & Vaden streets (Wicomico County Recreation and Parks)

Lunch: 12-12:30 p.m.

 

Indian Village Playground, 916 Mineola Ave. (Wicomico County Recreation and Parks)

Lunch: 12-12:30 p.m.

 

Cathedral of Restoration, 607 N. Westover Drive

Breakfast: 9-9:30 a.m.

Lunch: 12-12:30 p.m.

 

Camden Community Garden, 503 Camden Ave.

Lunch: 12-12:30 p.m.

 

Chipman Community Garden, 325 Broad St.

Lunch: 12-12:30 p.m.

 

New Dimension Church, 1907 Jersey Road

Breakfast: 8:30-9 a.m.

Lunch: 12-12:30 p.m.

 

The Village at Mitchell Pond, Parsons Road, Salisbury

Breakfast: 8:45-9:15 a.m.

Lunch: 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

 

Please contact the Food Service Department of Wicomico County Public Schools at 410-677-4442 for more information.