Food and Nutrition Service
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.
MCS Nutrition Services has collaborated with Marion County Board of DD, Marion Public Health, OSU-Ext. and Ohio Health to provide a Mobile Produce Market. During the school year, the mobile market will visit 4 different sites to hand out fresh produce. Please click here for more details about times and locations.