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Food and Nutrition Services

6311 Randolph Road
Suitland, MD 20746
students eating lunch
Phone No.
Fax No.
301-952 - 6714
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The Department of Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) is dedicated to supporting student education by promoting and encouraging healthy nutrition habits, such as increasing the consumption of fruits and vegetables, including whole grains, and eating balanced meals. All menus meet federal and state requirements and are based on the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Dietary Guidelines for Americans and ChooseMyPlate.Gov.

Welcome to a new school year!

Breakfast and Lunch is offered in all schools. Meals are no cost to students who are eligible for free or reduced priced meals. Parents are encouraged to complete the lunch application to determine eligibility for meal benefits. Households can complete an application at Online applications are processed within 24-48 hours. Students who are not eligible for free or reduced-priced meals must pay for their meals. See Meal Prices. Adult meal sales will resume as well. 

New This Year...

The Department of Food & Nutrition Services is pleased to announce the expansion of Prince George’s County Public Schools participation in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Program for schools and school districts.  One hundred and twenty-four (124) schools are selected for participation for SY 23-24. This is a wonderful opportunity for the district to provide nutrition meals at no cost to approximately 82,000 students. For more information and a list schools participating in CEP click here (CEP Information).

A la carte sales of snacks and beverages will resume in all schools in accordance with Maryland State Department of Education Smart Snack Standards. 

Contact Us

Application Center
301) 952-6517
Accounting Center
(301) 780-5836

Joan Shorter


In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.