Bal­ti­more County Pub­lic Li­brary to Serve Free Meals to Chil­dren

The Dundalk Eagle - - SCHOOL NEWS -

BAL­TI­MORE COUNTY— Be­gin­ning Mon­day, Septem­ber 14, Bal­ti­more County Pub­lic Li­brary will serve meals to kids 18 and younger at nine of its branches.

The meals, pre­pared by KidzTable, will in­clude two break­fasts and two lunches and be served at the fol­low­ing lo­ca­tions via curb­side ser­vice from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. each Mon­day, Wed­nes­day and Fri­day:

Ar­bu­tus Branch, Es­sex Branch, Lans­downe Branch, North Point Branch, Owings Mills Branch, Ran­dall­stown Branch, Rosedale Branch, Sollers Point Branch, and the Wood­lawn Branch

Once a par­ent, guardian or child ar­rives at the lo­ca­tion, they should fol­low the curb­side in­struc­tions posted promi­nently in the park­ing lot and front of the build­ing. The child does not need to be present for an adult to pick up a meal, and vis­i­tors are en­cour­aged to pick up any items they have on hold at the li­brary at that time.

“Nutri­tion is an in­te­gral part of ev­ery child’s ed­u­ca­tion—with­out break­fast or lunch, it can be a strug­gle to pay at­ten­tion and dif­fi­cult to ab­sorb new in­for­ma­tion,” said Youth & Fam­ily En­gage­ment Man­ager Conni Strittmat­ter.

“We know that be­cause chil­dren are learn­ing from home at this time, some may not have ac­cess to break­fast and lunch like they would have in the school build­ing. By serv­ing as ad­di­tional meal pick up sites to what Bal­ti­more County is pro­vid­ing, we hope to reach some of those chil­dren who need th­ese meals to make this school year a suc­cess­ful one.”

Bal­ti­more County Pub­lic Li­brary has been an an­chor in the com­mu­nity since 1948 and con­tin­ues to grow and evolve to meet the needs of Bal­ti­more County res­i­dents. To­day, its 19 branches are safe zones, civic cen­ters, tech­nol­ogy hubs and spa­ces for ideas and learn­ing. Bal­ti­more County Pub­lic Li­brary has of­fer­ings for the en­tire fam­ily to ex­plore, learn, cre­ate and con­nect. For more in­for­ma­tion about branches and ser­vices, visit bcpl.info and fol­low Bal­ti­more County Pub­lic Li­brary on Face­book, Twit­ter and In­sta­gram.

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