Frostburg Area Summer Lunch Box Program
The purpose of the Frostburg Summer Lunch Box Program is
to provide a free nutritious lunch to children who live in Frostburg, MD
for a given period of time during the summer months so that no child
has to go hungry when school is closed.
The Frostburg Areas Summer Lunch Box Program provides a free lunch for area children age 2 to 18. Lunches consist of a meat and cheese or PB&J sandwich, snack, vegetable, fruit, dessert and beverage and are provided for nine weeks during the summer months when school is closed. In 2018:
7,363 children were served
through the efforts of 6,363 volunteer hours
and distributed through 7 different distribution points. Children pick up their lunches in
The Program began in January of 2013 as a mission of Frostburg Presbyterian Church and celebrated its 5th successful season in 2017. .Although it is coordinated by our members, it has always been an ecumenical effort. Over 16 different churches and groups give thousands of volunteer hours each year to make and distribute the lunches Monday through Friday for nine weeks.
We couldn't do all this without financial support from local businesses, churches, civic groups and individuals who fund the program each year. We strive to buy all supplies and products from local businesses - supporting those who support us.
100% of donations go to feeding children. The program has never had any administrative costs and we respectfully decline tax revenue or any other governmental money to fund the program. We are neighbor helping neighbor.
Lunches are not provided to adults - only to children, but leftover lunches don't go to waste. They go to seniors and the Union Rescue Mission in Cumberland.