Free meals available this summer through MCS

Publish Date: 05/06/2021

Marion Community Schools is a Summer Food Service Program participant. Free breakfast and lunch is available to the public (to anyone 18 or younger) as follows this summer:

Meals will be available Monday through Thursday, May 24 through June 10. (There will be no meal pickup on Memorial Day, May 31.)

For the public all meals will be grab and go meal packs for the day (with one breakfast and one lunch per child per day). Adults may pick up meals for students without the student being present. Please note, you will need to walk up to the building, where meals will be available just outside the door, this is not a drive-up service this year. 

Public meals are available for pickup at two locations this year, on the following schedule: 

  • At Allen Elementary, 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. at the main entrance.  
  • At Marion High School, 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. at Door 7 (the Marion Regional Career Center door on the east side of Marion High School).

Giant Summer Academy and MHS summer session students will also be provided free breakfast and lunch during their regular day. (Summer STEM participants at MHS will be provided free lunch.)

The Summer Food Service Program for Children was created to serve nutritious meals to children when the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program meals are not available. Under this program, free meals are provided to all eligible children ages 1 to 18 as well as people with disabilities, regardless of age, who participate in a special education program.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.