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Harford schools to distribute extra meal Thursday before employees are off for spring break

Harford County Public Schools’ spring break was supposed to be this coming Friday and Monday, April 10 and 13. Because of this scheduled closure, an additional meal bag will be available for each child at every meal site on Thursday. Meals will not be distributed at the sites Friday and Monday.

The additional meal bag will include items for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The meals are not shelf-stable, according to the school system, and need to be refrigerated.

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The school system has adjusted some times and locations for meal sites since food and nutrition staff began distributing free meals to families March 16, including a few changes going into affect this week.

Meals are now being served at Aberdeen High School instead of Aberdeen Middle School. Bel Air High School began serving meals on Monday and North Harford High begins meal distribution on Tuesday. Times have been changed or extended at a few other locations.

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Children age 18 and younger and any HCPS student, regardless of age, can receive a meal bag during pickup. Children do not have to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals or be enrolled in school distribution location.

An adult must provide the number of children to be served and the children’s full names at pickup. Children do not have to be present for parents to pick up meals.

Superintendent Sean Bulson, in a message to parents Friday, said demand for meals continues to increase daily. Food and nutrition staff served over 10,000 meals to 3,500 students on Friday, he wrote.

Harford County meal distribution sites

Here are locations where meals will be distributed, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. unless otherwise noted:

  • Aberdeen High School (Previously Aberdeen Middle) — 251 Paradise Road, Aberdeen
  • Abingdon Elementary School — 399 Singer Road, Abingdon
  • Affinty Old Post Apartments — 101 Hanover St., Aberdeen (11 to 11:45 a.m.)
  • Bel Air Elementary School — 30 E. Lee St., Bel Air (11 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning Tuesday, April 7)
  • Bel Air High School — 100 Heigh St., Bel Air
  • Church Creek Elementary School — 4299 Church Creek Road, Belcamp
  • Cunion Field — 1702 Trimble Road, Edgewood
  • Dublin Elementary School — 1527 Whiteford Road, Street (noon to 1 p.m. starting Tuesday, April 7)
  • Edgewood High School — 2415 Willoughby Beach Road, Edgewood
  • Edgewood Elementary School — 2100 Cedar Drive, Edgewood
  • Edgewood Rec and Community Center — 1980 Brookside Drive, Edgewood
  • George D. Lisby Elementary School — 810 Edmund St., Aberdeen (11 to 11:45 a.m.)
  • Hall’s Cross Roads Elementary School — 203 E. Bel Air Ave., Aberdeen
  • Havre de Grace Elementary School — 600 S. Juniata St., Havre de Grace
  • Havre de Grace Middle School — 401 Lewis Lane, Havre de Grace
  • Joppatowne Elementary School — 407 Trimble Road, Joppa (11 a.m. until noon)
  • Norrisville Elementary School — 5302 Norrisville Road, White Hall (11 to 11:45 a.m.)
  • North Bend Elementary School — 1445 N. Bend Road, Jarrettsville (noon to 1 p.m.)
  • North Harford High School — 211 Pylesville Road, Pylesville (starting Tuesday, April 7)
  • Playground off Ashton Way — Between Delmar Court and Garrison Circle, Abingdon (11 to 11:30 a.m., walk-up only)
  • Perrywood Gardens Apartments — 301 Mayberry Drive, Aberdeen (Noon to 1 p.m.)
  • Riverside Elementary School — 211 Stillmeadow Drive, Joppa (12:15 to 1 p.m.)
  • Swan Harbour Dell mobile home park — 40 Robinhood Road, Havre de Grace (noon to 1 p.m.)

People can go to hcpsmenus.com for more information on meal distribution sites, or they can call Food & Nutrition Services at 410-638-4078.

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