Marion City Schools' Nutrition Services Department strives to strengthen students' health, well-being and ability to learn.
The department operates several USDA child nutrition programs including:
- National School Lunch Program
- School Breakfast Program
- Child and Adult Care Food Program
- Summer Food Service Program
- Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
Each program meets state and federal requirements based on USDA Dietary Guidelines.
The programs exceed national averages, reaching 76 percent of all students with free lunch and more than 66,000 children with summer lunch.
In addition, the team distributes fresh produce to about 300 families per week. Additional food is distributed via the Weekend Backpacks Program to more than 3,000 students year'round.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has recognized Marion City Schools for being the largest distributor of weekend meals.