Summer Lunch Box Program
Lunch Box Is Here...
The Frostburg Areas Summer Lunch Box Program was begun in
January of 2013, and in 2017 is celebrating its 5th anniversary.
The Program provides a free lunch for area children age 2 to 18.
Lunches consist of a meat and cheese sandwich, PB&J, snack,
vegetable, fruit, dessert and beverage. Lunches are provided for nine
weeks during the summer months when school is closed.
Local businesses, churches, civic groups and individuals fund the
program each year. No government money is accepted by the
Over 16 different churches and groups provide more than 150
volunteers, who give nearly 3,000 volunteer hours each year, to make
and distribute the lunches Monday through Friday for nine weeks.
Children come to various local sites in Frostburg and Mt. Savage and
pickup their lunches. Lunches are not provided to adults - only to
In 2016 we gave out 8,252 lunches through seven different distribution
points in Frostburg, Eckhart and Mt. Savage. We anticipate at least a
10% increase in lunches this year.
The program has had no administrative costs, and all leftover lunches
are provided to seniors, and the Union Rescue Mission in Cumberland.
100% of donations go to feeding children.
Note: These materials are neither sponsored by, nor endorsed by, the Board of Education of
Allegany County, the superintendent, or school.