CCBC’s Upward Bound program to offer Summer Food Service program

May 04, 2015 | by Hope Davis | 443.840.5053 (office) | 410.971.5560 (cell)

Baltimore County, MD – Community College of Baltimore County will offer the Summer Food Service program for all students participating in the College’s Upward Bound program held at CCBC Catonsville and CCBC Dundalk. This is a six-week program that begins June 22, 2015.

The Summer Food Service program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and provides nutritious meals during the summer at no charge. Upward Bound, which serves high school students from low-income families, is a federal program intended to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from college. Upward Bound is being offered as a residential program at CCBC Catonsville in conjunction with UMBC and as a nonresidential program at CCBC Dundalk.

Meals will be provided to all eligible children free of charge. Children who are part of households that receive benefits through the Food Supplement Program or Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) are automatically eligible to receive free meals. To be eligible to receive free meals at a residential or non-residential camp, children must meet the income guidelines as outlined below:

Federal TRIO Programs
Current-Year Low-Income Levels
(Effective January 28, 2015 until further notice)

Size of Family Unit 48 Contiguous States, D.C., and Outlying Jurisdictions Alaska Hawaii
1 $17,655 $22,080 $20,325
2 $23,895 $29,880 $27,495
3 $30,135 $37,680 $34,665
4 $36,375 $45,480 $41,835
5 $42,615 $53,280 $49,005
6 $48,855 $61,080 $56,175
7 $55,095 $68,880 $63,345
8 $61,335 $76,680 $70,515

For family units with more than eight members, add the following amount for each additional family member: $6,240 for the 48 contiguous states, the District of Columbia and outlying jurisdictions; $7,800 for Alaska; and $7,170 for Hawaii.

Acceptance and participation requirements for the Program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:
  • Upward Bound (CCBC Catonsville)
    • Breakfast (7:30 – 8:15 a.m. at UMBC)
    • Lunch (12:00 – 12:45 p.m. at CCBC Catonsville)
    • Dinner (4:45 – 5:30 p.m. at UMBC)
  • Upward Bound (CCBC Dundalk)
    • Lunch (12:00pm – 1:00 p.m.)

For more information about the Summer Food Service program call 443.840.4949 (CCBC Catonsville) or 443.840.3172 (CCBC Dundalk)


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Providing accessible, affordable and high-quality education since 1957, CCBC educates more than 70,000 students each year, including half of all Baltimore County residents attending college in Maryland as undergraduates. Committed to student success and the development of lifelong learners who strengthen our regional workforce and enrich our community, CCBC has also been selected to participate in Achieving the Dream, a national student success initiative. In 2011, the Chronicle of Education honored CCBC as one of only 26 community colleges across the nation named “Great Colleges to Work For.” 

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