What's New

What's New?

Kids and Teens Eat Free This Summer!

Marion City Schools is pleased to announce that summer meals will be served at various locations throughout the community beginning June 5. All families welcome. No sign up necessary. Anyone 18 and under can enjoy healthy meals and have summer fun. To access meal locations go to: http://www.marioncityschools.org/cms/lib7/OH01000465/Centricity/Domain/1/SFSP%20Flyer%202017.pdf 

Sign Up for the Summer Weekend Backpack Program

The Weekend Backpack Program is designed to provide easily prepared food to send home to children and teens. Meals include: two pre-packed breakfast, fur pre-packed lunch/dinner meals; and two 8 oz. white milks. Backpacks will be distributed on Fridays at summer meal sites. An application is required to receive the backpack. Sign up at a meal site near you! Multiple children in one household only need one application. 

FREE produce giveaways this summer!

Starting June 8 through August 4th, weekly produce markets will take place on Thursdays at the rec center (behind city hall) from 9am-12pm. Sing ups will be taken at the door for eligible households. For more information, contact us.


Marion City Schools meets the HealthierUS School Challenge

Marion City Schools is making national news by working to support and improve the health of our children and our community. United States Department of Agriculture recently recognized Marion City Schools for attaining the HealthierUS School Challenge Silver Award of Distinction. To qualify for an award, the school was required to submit a formal application and meet basic criteria for healthy food, physical activity, and a strong school wellness policy. The HUSSC application process was led by Mariann Wright. Special recognition is also due to the school nutrition staff for their efforts in achieving school lunch menu changes leading to a HUSSC Silver award.

Marion City Schools recognized for School Breakfast 

The Ohio School Breakfast Partners have announced the Fall 2016 Breakfast Challenge Schools. Over 450 schools submitted their breakfast participation data to be recognized for the Breakfast Challenge Awards. Schools that met criteria for the School Breakfast Challenge are recognized as a “Breakfast All-Star” for their outstanding participation in school breakfast.

Hayes Elementary School-Platinum

Garfield Elementary-Gold

George Washington-Gold

McKinley Elementary-Gold

Taft Elementary-Gold

Grant Middle School-Silver

Harrison Elementary-Bronze