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More than 3,000 Marion County students served on first day of ‘Grab & Go’ meals

The roll-out day of the free “Grab & Go” food service for Marion County Schools students provided more than 6,156 meals to 3,078 children 18 and under throughout the county.

The first day of Marion County Schools’ “Grab & Go” food service amid the COVID-19 outbreak provided more than 6,156 meals to 3,078 students in Marion County.

Food service workers at 22 central kitchens prepared those bagged breakfast and lunch meals that were delivered by bus drivers to nearly 100 stops in the district.
This daily program will continue until classes resume and more stops may be added as the service grows. To suggest additional sites, call (352) 671-7050 (Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Wait times could be lengthy).

Families can call 211, text “FoodFL” to 877-7877, or visit for their nearest serving location. Children must be present to be served.

Also, supplemental learning materials for K-12 students are available at Learning packets for elementary students also are available in print form at all seven Wal-Mart locations in Marion County.

School buses will deliver these packets in Marion County, including apartment complexes in several remote areas. Similar materials for middle and high school students are available for download at

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