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Governor Larry Hogan honors School Lunch Heroes 

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Our Office

The Office of School and Community Nutrition Programs (OSCNP) administers many federally funded child nutrition programs. The office distributes federal funds, provides training and technical assistance, conducts administrative reviews, and provides overall management of child nutrition programs.

During the temporary school closures, Maryland schools and agencies are providing free emergency meals to children 18 years and younger.  Emergency meals are made available as part of the federal Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which provides reimbursements to sponsors for meals served in the summer months as well as during times of emergency school closures.

Visit MdsummerMeals.rog to find sites serving free 'Grab-n-go' meals for kids during the temporary Maryland School closures.

Visit MDsummerMeals.org to find available sites and meal times.

Non-Congregate Meal Service due to COVID-19

Click the document below to view the Historical Data Summary

Week 20 Historical Summar

Click the document below to view the Non-Congregate Meal Weekly Summary

Week 12 Summary

Week 13 Summary

Week 14 Summary

Week 15 Summary

Week 16 Summary

Week 17 Summary

Click the document below to view the Fact Sheet-School Meals during COVID-19

Fact Sheet-School Meals During COVID-19

Click the document below to review the waiver summaries

Simplified Waiver Summary

View the detailed waiver summary

UPDATE - PUBLIC NOTICE: The OSCNP has submitted statewide waiver requests to the USDA.  To learn more visit the Summer Food Service Program page and the Child and Adult Care Food Program page.

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To provide leadership for food and nutrition programs in Maryland and ensure, meet, or exceed federal standards.


To maximize the nutritional well-being of children and adults in Maryland.

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