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June 27, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Silvana Quiroz
(301) 699-3500 x6158
Silvana.Quiroz@pgcmls.info

Free Summer Meals at Libraries for Prince George’s County Youth

Largo, MD - As part of ongoing efforts to provide access to healthy meals for children in our community, the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) will offer free summer meals on weekdays at selected locations from June 27 to August 12, while supplies last. Children up to 18 years of age are eligible to participate in the program, regardless of the type of school they attend.

“The Library is proud to continue its free summer meal program, which started in 2014 and helps address the significant food insecurity in the community,” said Roberta Phillips, CEO. “Data available from the newly released Capital Area Food Bank Hunger Report shows that 48% of Prince George’s County residents have been affected by food insecurity. PGCMLS is committed to providing these essential resources to local children and complement services provided by Prince George’s County Public Schools.”

Distribution Schedule

Participating Branch Libraries

  • Beltsville: 12-1 pm
  • Hyattsville, New Carrollton: 12:30-1:30 pm
  • Spauldings, Glenarde, Fairmount Heights, Hillcrest Heights, and Oxon Hill: 1-2 pm

The status, location, or format of this event may be subject to change based on COVID-19 pandemic conditions and guidelines. Please visit pgcmls.info/events before traveling to the branch/venue for the program. NOTE: free summer meals are not available on weekends or when the Library is closed for the Independence Day holiday.

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About Prince George’s County Memorial Library System

The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) helps customers discover and define opportunities that shape their lives. The Library serves the 967,000+ residents of Prince George’s County, Maryland through 19 branch libraries, a 24/7 online library, and pop-up services throughout the community. PGCMLS is a responsive and trusted community-driven organization. Programs, services, and outreach activities serve booklovers, immigrants and refugees, job seekers, children, young professionals, seniors, and families alike. PGCMLS is the recipient of the 2021 Urban Libraries Council Top Innovator Award for Workforce and Economic
Development. Learn more at pgcmls.info/about-us.