Free food offered to hungry students during Summer Food Service Program

MARION COUNTY, Fla. – Marion County Public Schools is reminding parents that students are offered free, nutritionally-balanced meals during their Summer Food Service Program.

The program, which lasts from June 8 to July 30, served nearly 133,600 meals last year, a 24 percent increase over the summer of 2013.

School officials said there are no applications or income information necessary for children to qualify for a meal; they must just show up.

Meals will be provided from 23 central school kitchens and 27 satellite locations throughout Marion County:

  • Anthony Elementary
  • A Special Place Learning Center
  • Belleview Elementary
  • Belleview High
  • Boys & Girls Club, Ocala
  • Boys & Girls Club, Silver Springs Shores
  • Church of God Deliverer
  • College Park Elementary
  • Deer Run Apartments
  • Dunnellon Elementary
  • Dunnellon High
  • East Marion Elementary
  • Emerald Shores Elementary
  • Evergreen Elementary
  • Ed Croskey Recreation Center
  • Fessenden Elementary
  • Ft. McCoy School
  • Forest Community Center
  • Forest High
  • Francis Marion Charter
  • Glorious Hope Christian
  • Greenway Elementary
  • Green Zone Farms
  • Hobby Horse Educational Childcare
  • Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks
  • Howard Academy
  • L&J Hands
  • Lake Weir High
  • Lake Weir Middle
  • Lillian Bryant Center
  • Little Treasures Learning Center
  • Madison Street Academy
  • Marion Oaks Elementary
  • Marion Technical Institute
  • North Marion High
  • North Marion Middle
  • North Oak Baptist Church
  • Oakcrest Elementary
  • Ocala Farm Ministry
  • Ocala Police Department / Blessed Trinity (PACC)
  • Pedro Baptist Church
  • Shores Baptist Church
  • Small Talk Childcare
  • South Ocala Elementary
  • Temple Church of God
  • The Learning Tree Childcare Center
  • Urban Styles
  • Vanguard High
  • West Port High
  • YMCCA / Druid Hills United Methodist Church

For more information, contact the School Food Service Office at 352-671-4190. Parents may also call the Hunger Hotline at 866-3-hungry.