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Free Summer Feeding Program Underway

Meals at school are generally the most nutritious meals students eat. Sometimes, they’re the only meals students eat.

Marion County Public Schools once again offers free breakfast and lunch meals to all students 18 years and younger without any questions asked or paperwork required. Students can simply show up at their closest serving location and enjoy the food provided by the district’s Summer Food Service Program.

This year, the district anticipates serving 200,000 meals at 47 locations throughout Ocala and Marion County. Funded through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the program requires the sites to have congregate feeding, meaning the meals served must be consumed onsite. Meals are not prepared for takeout.

This year, the program continues through summer school terms which end June 29 or July 13 depending on location. All locations will also close July 3-4 with some dates and times varying based on location:

Anthony  Elementary

Belleview Elementary

Belleview-Santos Elementary

Belleview High

Dunnellon Middle

Dunnellon High

East Marion Elementary

Emerald Shores Elementary

Forest High

Fort King Middle

Fort McCoy

Hammett Bowen Jr. Elementary

Howard Middle

Lake Weir High

Lake Weir Middle

Liberty Middle

Madison Street Academy

Maplewood Elementary

Marion Oaks Elementary

North Marion High

Ocala Springs Elementary

Osceola Middle

Reddick-Collier Elementary

Romeo Elementary

Saddlewood Elementary

Shady Hill Elementary

Stanton-Weirsdale Elementary

Vanguard High

West Port High

Wyomina Park Elementary

Off-Site Locations

Acceleration Academies

Blessed Trinity –

Boys & Girls Club Marion – Ocala

Boys & Girls Club Dunnellon

Boys & Girls Club Shores

Central Christian Church

Deer Run Apartments

E.D. Croskey Center

Hickory Knoll Apartments

Howard Academy

Mt. Zion Church

Ocala Brazilian

Parkside Apartments

Shiloh Church

YMCA – Ocala

Families can visit to find the closest locations and serving times

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