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City Schools Free Lunch Program at 16 Locations

The Marion City Schools are once again partnering up with area groups and agencies to provide free lunch and activities to kids in the Marion area. There are no income or residency requirements to get a free lunch; you just have to be between the ages of 1 and 18.

All kids who show up at the following locations and times will receive a free lunch.

  • First United Church of Christ, 326 S. Prospect St., 12:00 – 1:00
  • Fairview Apartments, 966 Paula Dr., 12:30 – 1:30
  • George Washington Elementary, 400 Pennsylvania Ave., 11:30 – 12:30
  • Garfield Elementary, 1170 Brookside Rd., 11:30 – 12:30
  • Grant Middle School (East Side), 420 Presidential Dr.,  11:30 – 12:30
  • Hayes Elementary, 750 Silver St., 11:30 – 12:30
  • Life Link Church, 248 Olney Ave., 11:00 – 12:00
  • Lincoln Park, Shelter near playground, 12:00 – 1:00
  • Marion Recreation Center, 240 W. Church, 11:00 – 1:00
  • Martin Luther King Park, Cass Avenue, 11:45 – 12:45
  • McKinley Elementary School, 925 Chatfield, 11:30 – 12:30
  • Olney Park, 575 Olney Ave., 11:15 – 12:15
  • Patterson St. Park, Patterson Street, 1:00 – 1:30
  • Professional Apartments, 250 Crescent Heights Rd., 12:30 – 1:30
  • Rotary Park, Latourette St., 12:00 – 1:00
  • Taft Elementary, 1000 Robinson St., 11:30 – 12:30

The above locations are open Monday through Friday through August 6. The sites will be closed the week of the Marion County Fair. During that week, June 28 to July 2, the City Schools will be serving breakfast and lunch at the fairgrounds in the coliseum.

The annual free lunch program is paid for with grant funds from the federal and state government.

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