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Thursday, February 2, 2023

MCPS Food Services Department earns perfect score on state, federal audit

The department that is responsible for feeding 44,000-plus students in Marion County each school day has earned a “no finding,” or perfect score, on its most recent state and federal audit.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recently provided the audit results to the Food and Nutrition Services Department of Marion County Public Schools.

According to MCPS, school district food service operations are reviewed every three years to confirm district eligibility for reimbursements from both state and federal programs.

The recent review focused on the Summer Feeding Program, which operated this year at 60 sites. There were 67 employees who served a total of 164,438 meals to students, including 61,361 breakfasts, 94,940 lunches, and 8,137 snacks/dinners.

The two-month review process also examined everything from training programs and school lunch menus to purchasing, health inspections, and financial records.

MCPS received its official “closeout” letter from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services on Thursday, August 18.

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