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Nutrition Services

Nutrition Services

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

  • Catering

  • 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. 


Nutrition Services Staff

Gretchen Lewis
Nutrition Services Secretary
740-223-4423

Donnie Strong
Nutrition Services Coordinator
740-223-4390

Maria Williams
Wellness Coordinator
740-223-4413
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