Food & Nutrition Services

  • Meal prices

    Prices are effective as of September 5, 2023:
    • Free status - no charge
    • Reduced status - no charge
    • Full Paid status -
      • Elementary Breakfast - $1.20 paid by state of Maryland funding (no charge to the student)
      • Elementary Lunch - $2.70
      • Secondary Breakfast - $1.35 paid by state of Maryland funding (no charge to the student)  
      • Secondary Lunch - $2.85
    To place money in a student's account or to fill out a Meal Benefit Application:
    Link to LINQ Connect Portal

    All cafeterias in Garrett County Public Schools have computerized Point of Sale. Students enter their Personal Identification numbers (PIN) to pay for purchases and proceed to the cashier. Students pay for purchases using cash or money placed "On Account." If a student cannot remember their PIN, the cafeteria staff will be able to give it to them. Please help your child learn this number and teach them that they should keep it private, as it is access to their account.

    Students who correctly enter their number when purchasing their meal move more quickly through the service line.

    Parents can send cash or checks with their student(s) for deposit. However, we strongly encourage parents to monitor, view, and fund students' accounts by logging on to the LINQ Connect Portal. We encourage parents to monitor their child’s cafeteria activity and account balances throughout the year. Using this tool to do so makes it easier than ever.

    Depositing funds on account will allow students to purchase breakfast, lunch, or any a la carte item.

    Benefits of placing money "On Account:"

    • Safe - the PIN ensures only one student can access the account
    • Convenient - money cannot be lost or forgotten in the morning rush
    • Fast - cafeteria lines move more quickly, so there's plenty of time to eat
    • Monitored - see the secure account balance anytime on the LINQ ConnectPortal
    • Peace of Mind - the auto replenish feature on the LINQ Connect website ensures money for meals is always there for the student

    Garrett County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services is now selling surplus equipment through GovDeals, an online auction site. If you wish to register (free) and bid on the items, follow the GovDeals link below.
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    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 based on 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.