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All Marion Students Now Receive Free Meals

JANUARY 5, 2021 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kevin Christian, APR, CPRC, Public Relations Director

352.671.7555 ◊ FAX: 352.671.7735 ◊ CELL: 352.840.3265

Email:  Public.Relations@Marion.k12.fl.us

 

All Marion Students Now Receive Free Meals

 

MARION COUNTY – Starting this week, all middle and high school students in Marion County Public Schools will receive free meals at no cost to the parent or guardian.  This is part of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program.

 

Elementary students already receive free meals under the USDA National School Lunch Breakfast Program. The addition of secondary students allows for more students to regularly receive nutritious meals and for the district to recoup costs associated with meal service.

 

On any given day, MCPS serves an average 14,000 breakfasts and 21,000 lunches.  During the first 10 weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, the district provided nearly 475,000 student meals.

 

Marion County Public Schools also now offers free curbside meal service at 10 community locations to children 18 and under regardless of income.  Pick-up times vary by regional location:

 

School

Address

Day

Serving Time

Belleview High

10400 SE 36th Ave., Belleview, FL 34420

Monday Only

8:30AM-9AM

Dunnellon High

10055 SW 180th Ave. Rd., Dunnellon, FL 34432

Monday Only

8:30AM-9AM

Forest High

5000 SE Maricamp Rd., Ocala, FL 34480

Monday Only

8:30AM-9AM

Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks

365 Marion Oaks Dr., Ocala, FL 34473

Monday Only

8:30AM-9AM

Lake Weir High

10351 SE Maricamp Rd., Ocala, FL 34472

Monday Only

8:30AM-9AM

Lake Weir Middle

10220 SE Sunset Harbor Rd., Summerfield, FL 34491

Monday Only

8:30AM-9AM

Liberty Middle

4773 SW 95th St., Ocala, FL 34476

Monday Only

8:30AM-9AM

North Marion High

151 W CR 329, Citra, FL 32113

Monday Only

8:30AM-9AM

Vanguard High

7 NW 28th St., Ocala, FL 34475

Monday Only

8:30AM-9AM

West Port High

3733 SW 80th Ave., Ocala, FL 34481

Monday Only

8AM-8:30AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check www.marionschools.net or www.SummerBreakSpot.org for updates.

 

Parents and guardians picking up meals on behalf of a child must present valid identification such as a child’s government-issued ID card, daycare center record, child’s passport, or any legal document proving parent/guardian identity and relation to the child.

 

For more information, contact the district’s Food and Nutrition Services office at 352.671.4190 or review this linked information.

 

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