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Marion Students Can Eat for Free at School This Summer

MAY 31, 2022 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kevin Christian, APR, CPRC, Director of Public Relations

352.671.7555 ◊ FAX: 352.671.7735 ◊ CELL: 352.840.3265

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

 

MARION STUDENTS CAN EAT FOR

FREE AT SCHOOL THIS SUMMER

 

MARION COUNTY – Marion County Public Schools will continue serving students in the community with free meals this summer as part of its Summer Food Service Program.

The district anticipates providing over 200,000 meals to students this summer.

In addition to feeding students each school day campuses offering summer school classes, meals will be provided at 33 base locations to students every Monday – Thursday from June 6 – July 14 (except the July 4 holiday). The district is closed on Fridays during the summer.

Schools with full-service meal programs this summer include:

 

·         Belleview High

·         Belleview Middle

·         Belleview-Santos Elementary

·         College Park Elementary

·         Dunnellon Elementary

·         Dunnellon High

·         Dunnellon Middle

·         Emerald Shores Elementary

·         Forest High

·         Ft King Middle

·         Ft McCoy

·         Harbour View Elementary

·         Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks

·         Howard Middle

·         Lake Weir High

·         Lake Weir Middle

·         Legacy Elementary

·         Liberty Middle

·         Maplewood Elementary

·         Marion Charter

·         Marion Oaks Elementary

·         Marion Technical Institute

·         North Marion High

·         North Marion Middle

·         Oakcrest Elementary

·         Osceola Middle

·         Reddick- Collier Elementary

·         South Ocala Elementary

·         Sparr Elementary

·         Sunrise Elementary

·         Vanguard High

·         Ward-Highlands Elementary

·         West Port High

 

Anyone 18 or younger is eligible for this program which requires no application or income verification.

The following 10 organizations will also be community delivery centers to serve students participating in their respective programs: Blessed Trinity Catholic Church; Boys & Girls Clubs in Dunnellon, Marion County, and Silver Springs Shores; Central Christian Church; E.D. Croskey Recreation Center; Frank Deluca YMCA; Greater New Hope Church; Lillian Bryant Center, Ocala Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

The Summer Food Service Program operates through reimbursements from Florida’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

For more information, contact the Food and Nutrition Services Office at 352.671.4190.  Families may also call the Hunger Hotline at 1.866.3.HUNGRY. Additional resources are available by dialing 2-1-1 and www.marionschools.net/Domain/14546, www.summerbreakspot.org, and https://schools.mealviewer.com/.

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