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Wednesday, August 3, 2022

MCPS Afterschool Meals Program expanding to serve 36 schools

The Food and Nutrition Department’s Afterschool Meals Program for Marion County Public Schools is expanding to 36 sites for the 2022-2023 school year, including 31 new school sites.

The program is designed to provide nutritious meals at no additional charge to all children who are enrolled in Marion Afterschool Programs. Prior to this year’s expansion, the Afterschool Meals initiative was available in five locations.

Below is a list of participating schools that will host the Afterschool Meals Program:

  • Anthony Elementary
  • Belleview Elementary
  • Belleview Middle
  • Belleview-Santos Elementary
  • College Park Elementary
  • Dr. N.H. Jones Elementary
  • Dunnellon Elementary
  • East Marion Elementary
  • Eighth Street Elementary
  • Emerald Shores Elementary
  • Fessenden Elementary
  • Fort King Middle
  • Fort McCoy School
  • Greenway Elementary
  • Hammett Bowen, Jr. Elementary
  • Harbour View Elementary
  • Hillcrest School
  • Howard Middle
  • Legacy Elementary
  • Liberty Middle
  • Madison Street Academy
  • Maplewood Elementary
  • Marion Oaks Elementary
  • Oakcrest Elementary
  • Ocala Springs Elementary
  • Osceola Middle
  • Reddick-Collier Elementary
  • Romeo Elementary
  • Saddlewood Elementary
  • Shady Hill Elementary
  • South Ocala Elementary
  • Sparr Elementary
  • Stanton-Weirsdale Elementary
  • Sunrise Elementary
  • Ward-Highlands Elementary
  • Wyomina Park Elementary

The Afterschool Meals Program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and administered by the Florida Department of Health.

Earlier this week, MCPS announced that its Food and Nutrition Department will provide free breakfast and lunch to all students at 52 school campuses for the 2022-2023 school year.

For more information, please contact Jamie Lovett, Food and Nutrition Department Supervisor, via phone (352-671-4191) or email ([email protected]).