The Frederick Community Action Agency's Summer Food Service Program will offer free lunchtime meals for kids from June 18 until Aug. 31.

“The Frederick Community Action Agency (FCAA) is working hard to make sure that all children have access to healthy, nutritious meals this summer,” Sarah McAleavy, the agency's supervisor of food and nutrition services, said in a news release.

The program is estimated to serve up to 15,000 meals over the summer at nine sites and three camps this summer, according to a press release. They are Hill Street Park Pavillion, Stonegate Park Pavilion, College Estates Park, PAL Center, Carrollton Park, Windsor Gardens Apartments, Mullinix Park, Brunswick Branch Library and Discovery Community Center.

The Summer Food Service program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Maryland State Department of Education, offers meals to children up to age 18. Last summer, 14,001 meals were delivered to children at 13 sites in Frederick, Walkersville and Brunswick, the release said. 

“When schools are closed for the summer, some children in Frederick County could go without a lunchtime meal if not for the Summer Food Service Program,” FCAA director Mike Spurrier said in the release.

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