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Sunday, October 1, 2023

MCPS to provide free meals to all students for 2023-2024 school year

Marion County Public Schools has announced that its Food and Nutrition Department will provide free breakfast and lunch to all students, regardless of family income, at 55 school sites for the 2023-2024 school year.

This program is provided in partnership with the Community Eligibility Provision initiative, and it is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture. Throughout the upcoming school year, the district’s projected 44,400 students will receive the free meals without question, and no application is required.

The following schools will offer the free meal program:

  • Anthony Elementary
  • Belleview Elementary
  • Belleview High
  • Belleview Middle
  • Belleview-Santos Elementary
  • College Park Elementary
  • N.H. Jones Elementary
  • Dunnellon Elementary
  • Dunnellon High
  • Dunnellon Middle
  • East Marion Elementary
  • Eighth Street Elementary
  • Emerald Shores Elementary
  • Fessenden Elementary
  • Fordham Early Learning Academy
  • Forest High
  • Fort King Middle
  • Fort McCoy School
  • Greenway Elementary
  • Hammett Bowen, Jr. Elementary
  • Harbour View Elementary
  • Hillcrest School
  • Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks
  • Howard Middle
  • Lake Weir High
  • Lake Weir Middle
  • Legacy Elementary
  • Liberty Middle
  • Madison Street Academy
  • Maplewood Elementary
  • Marion Charter
  • Marion Acceleration Academy
  • Marion Oaks Elementary
  • Marion Technical Institute
  • McIntosh Area School
  • New Leaf School
  • North Marion High
  • North Marion Middle
  • Oakcrest Elementary
  • Ocala Springs Elementary
  • Ocali Charter Middle
  • Osceola Middle
  • Reddick-Collier Elementary
  • Romeo Elementary
  • Saddlewood Elementary
  • Shady Hill Elementary
  • Silver River Mentoring and Instruction
  • South Ocala Elementary
  • Sparr Elementary
  • Stanton-Weirsdale Elementary
  • Sunrise Elementary
  • Vanguard High
  • Ward-Highlands Elementary
  • West Port High
  • Wyomina Park Elementary

According to MCPS, these schools were selected based on the percentage of students from each campus who are participating in one or more variations of public assistance/service programs.

For more information, contact Food and Nutrition Services Coordinator Tammy Alvarez via phone (352-671-4190) or email (Tammy.Alvarez@marion.k12.fl.us).