Caroline County families that are impacted by the federal government shutdown may immediately apply for the Free and Reduced-Priced Meals (FARMs) program. Families that would not ordinarily qualify for the FARMs program could be eligible for the remainder of the school year because of the current loss of income.
Families that are adversely impacted, including those who do not receive FARMs assistance, will have the remainder of the school year to pay off any meal balances incurred during the federal government shutdown.
“We understand this may be a stressful time for some of our families. We want to assure them we are here to help and will continue to meet the nutritional needs of students,” said Superintendent Patricia W. Saelens.
CCPS offers free breakfast to all students in the classroom, a mix of free lunches, reduced- and full-priced meals, a backpack program where certain students can take meals home, and a summer feeding program.
FARMs forms can be found on the CCPS website, and applications can be submitted in various ways:
-scanned and emailed to [email protected]
-faxed to 410-479-3255
-submitted to your child’s school office
-submitted to the Food Services office at 414 Gay Street in Denton
For more information or help with forms, please call the CCPS Food Services Department at 410-479-3261.