Baltimore County Public Library to Serve Free Meals to Children
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.