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Friday, June 14, 2024

Free meals for Marion students through Summer

Marion County Public Schools kicked off its Summer Feeding Program this week and anticipates serving over 150,000 free meals to students 18 years and younger throughout the 43 schools that serve the community.

On Monday, schools across the county began serving meals to all students. The program is open to all those 18 years old and younger, with “no questions asked.”

“Students can simply show up at their closest serving location and enjoy the food provided by the district’s Summer Food Service Program,” reads a statement from MCPS.

Funded through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, this year, the district estimates it will serve 150,000 meals at 43 schools and 14 off-site/satellite locations throughout Ocala and Marion County.

According to the district, the meals served must be consumed onsite and are not prepared for takeout.

The program is available at the following locations on the following dates:

School Name Operating Dates Dates Closed
Anthony Elementary 6/24 – 6/29
Belleview Elementary 6/24 – 6/29
Belleview Middle 6/3 – 7/18 7/4/2024
Belleview-Santos Elementary 5/30 – 7/25 7/4/2024
Belleview High 6/3 – 7/18 7/4/2024
College Park Elementary 5/30 – 7/25 7/4/2024
Dr. N.H. Jones Elementary 6/24 – 6/29
Dunnellon Elementary 6/3 – 6/27
Dunnellon Middle 6/3 – 7/18 7/4/2024
Dunnellon High 6/3 – 7/18 7/4/2024
East Marion Elementary 6/3 – 6/27
Eighth Street Elementary 6/3 – 6/27
Fessenden Elementary 6/3 – 6/27
Fordham Early Learning Academy 6/24 – 6/29
Forest High 6/3 – 7/18 7/4/2024
Ft. King Middle 6/3 – 7/18 7/4/2024
Ft. McCoy School 6/3 – 7/18 7/4/2024
Greenway Elementary 6/24 – 6/29
Hammett Bowen Jr. Elementary 6/24 – 6/29
Harbour View Elementary 6/3 – 6/27
Lake Weir High 6/3 – 7/18 7/4/2024
Lake Weir Middle 6/3 – 7/18 7/4/2024
Legacy Elementary 6/3 – 6/27
Liberty Middle 6i/3 – 7/18 7/4/2024
Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks 6/3 – 7/18 7/4/2024
Howard Middle 6/3 – 7/18 7/4/2024
Madison Street Academy 6/24 – 6/29
Maplewood Elementary 6/3 – 6/27
Marion Oaks Elementary 6/3 – 6/17
Marion Technical Institute 6/3 – 7/18 7/4/2024
North Marion Middle 6/3 – 7/18 7/4/2024
Ocala Springs Elementary 6/3 – 6/27
Osceola Middle 6i/3 – 7/18 7/4/2024
Reddick-Collier Elementary 6/24 – 6/29
Shady Hill Elementary 6/24 – 6/29
South Ocala Elementary 6/3 – 6/27
Sparr Elementary 6/3 – 6/27
Stanton-Weirsdale Elementary 6/3 – 7/11 7/4/2024
Sunrise Elementary 6/3 – 6/27
Vanguard High 6/3 – 7/18 7/4/2024
Ward-Highlands Elementary 5/30 – 7/25 7/4/2024
West Port High 6/3 – 7/18 7/4/2024
Wyomina Park 6/24 – 6/29
Off-Site/Satellite Locations Operating Dates Dates Closed
Acceleration Academy 6/3 – 7/25 6/19, 6/28, 7/4
Barbara Gaskin Washington Center 6/10 – 7/24 6/19, 7/4 M, T, W only
Blessed Trinity Church 6/3 – 7/19 6/19, 7/4
Boys & Girls Club, Marion County 6/3 – 7/26 7/4
Boys & Girls Club, Dunnellon 6/3 – 7/26 7/4
Boys & Girls Club, Silver Springs  Shores 6/3 – 7/26 7/4
Central Christian Church 6/3 – 7/25 7/4 M,T,W only
Deer Run Apartments 6/3 – 6/27 6/19, 7/4
E.D. Croskey Center 6/3 – 7/26 6/19, 7/4
Hickory Knoll Apartments 6/3 – 7/26 6/19, 7/4  Snack only on Wed
Howard Academy 6/3 – 6/27 7/4 Snack only
Revealing Truth Ministries 6/3 – 7/26 6/19, 7/4
Shiloh Church 6/24 – 6/27
YMCA Ocala 6/3 – 7/26