Marion City Schools’ Nutrition Services Department strives to strengthen students’ health, well-being, and the ability to learn.
The Department operates several USDA child nutrition programs including:
Universal Breakfast Program
National School Lunch Program – District Community Eligibility Program where all students eat for free
Child and Adult Care Supper Programs
After School Snack Program
Summer Food Service Programs throughout the city
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program in the Classroom
Farm to School and locally grown initiatives
The Nutrition Services Department also operates extended outreach to support our students and community, which include:
School based Resource Rooms to provide emergency food, clothing, personal hygiene products, school supplies and more to those students and families in need.
Community Produce Markets
Weekend Food Back Pack Program
Healthy Cooking Classes
Staff and Student Wellness Initiatives
Many other outreach activities
**Marion City Schools recently received an award the Children’s Hunger Alliance Nutrition Award for recognition of our district’s pandemic emergency feeding response which included receiving a grant from Share our Strength/No Kid Hungry.