Frederick Community Action Agency sites for summer food service program

The Summer Food Service Program, operated locally by the Frederick Community Action Agency (FCAA), provides a lunchtime meal for children and youth who would typically qualify for free- or reduced-price meals through the public school system; pre-school age children can also be served through the program.

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

During the summer of 2015, the FCAA served 16,227 meals to children and youth at thirteen (13) different feeding sites in Frederick, Walkersville, Brunswick, Thurmont, and Emmitsburg. This summer FCAA staff will be serving meals at eleven (11) sites that are open to the public, including a few new sites in Frederick. It is estimated that the program may serve as many as 20,000 meals over the course of the summer of 2016.

FCAAlogo260w“The Frederick Community Action Agency (FCAA) is working hard to make sure that all children have access to healthy, nutritious meals this summer,” stated Sarah McAleavy, Supervisor of Food and Nutrition Services for the FCAA. The Summer Food Service Program is administered on the federal level by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and in Maryland by the Maryland State Department of Education.

Through the Summer Food Service Program, the FCAA will offer a free lunchtime meal to all children up to 18 years of age. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all children. In accordance with USDA regulations, there will be no physical segregation or other discrimination against any child because of race, color, age, national origin, gender, or disability.

Thank you to those who attended our KICK-OFF CELEBRATIONS (June 20 at the Hill Street Park Pavilion and June 27 at Windsor Gardens Apartments).

SUMMER FOOD SERVICE SITES: Beginning Monday, June 20, 2016 and continuing through Friday August 19, 2016 a FREE LUNCH will be served Monday through Friday (except July 4th) at the following locations:

• College Estates Park on Taney Avenue, Frederick – 12:15 to 1:00 p.m.

• Hill Street Park Pavilion on Hill Street Park, Frederick – 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

• Carrollton Park on Center Street and Prospect Boulevard, Frederick – 12:00 to 12:45 p.m.

• Stonegate Park Pavilion on Andover Lane, Frederick – 12:00 to 12:45 p.m.

• PAL Center on Pennsylvania Avenue in Lucas Village, Frederick – 12:00 to 12:30 p.m.

• Carver Community Center on Lee Street, Frederick – 12:00 to 12:30 p.m.

• Amber Meadows Park on Amber Drive, Frederick – 12:00 to 12:45 p.m.

• Windsor Gardens Apts. on Key Parkway, Frederick – 12:00 to 12:30 p.m.

• Lincoln Community Center on Bentz Street, Frederick 12:00 to 12:30 p.m.

• Kim Weddle Park on North Maple Ave., Brunswick – 12:15 to 1:00 p.m.

Beginning Tuesday, June 28 and continuing through Friday August 19, 2016, a FREE LUNCH will be served Monday through Friday (except July 4th) at the following location in Walkersville:

• Discovery HOA Building on Stauffer Road, Walkersville – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Summer Food Service Program is partially funded by the USDA, but the USDA reimbursements do not cover the entire cost of operating the program. Monetary donations are accepted to help operate the Summer Food Service Program and contributions can be mailed to the FCAA at:

Frederick Community Action Agency
100 South Market Street
Frederick, Maryland 21701

Donations are tax-deductible and checks should be made payable to the Friends for Neighborhood Progress, Inc. – the tax-exempt, non-profit corporation that co-sponsors the FCAA.

Through a wide array of programs and services, the FCAA provides food, shelter, medical care, housing, transportation, and other forms of assistance to families and individuals that are lower-income or homeless. The FCAA is sponsored by the City of Frederick and Friends for Neighborhood Progress with support from the Frederick County Government.

For more information about the Summer Food Service Program or any of the services offered by the Frederick Community Action Agency, please contact Mike Spurrier, Director at 301-600-3955 or Sarah McAleavy, Supervisor of Food and Nutrition Services at 301-600-6263. Additional information can also be found on the FCAA’s website at www.cityoffrederick.com/fcaa.

Any complaints of discrimination should be submitted in writing within 180 days of the incident to USDA, Director, Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call 202-720-5964 (voice and TDD). The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Mike Spurrier, CCAP, Director
Frederick Community Action Agency
100 South Market Street
Frederick, Maryland 21701
301-600-3955 (direct)
301-600-1506 (main)
301-662-9079 (fax)
www.cityoffrederick.com/fcaa (website)
www.friendsfnp.org (website)

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Please consider supporting the Frederick Community Action Agency through the United Way of Frederick County #0114 or the Combined Federal Campaign #19745. For more information, please visit our websites at www.cityoffrederick.com/fcaa or www.friendsfnp.org.


This blog entry was adapted from an announcement originally distributed on June 16th.