2024 Free Summer Meal Program
Hosted by the Marion Independent School District

The Marion Independent Food Service Department is excited to be participating in a summer meal program that will provide free meals to any student age 18 and under. The goal of this program is to try and help fill the gap for children who struggle to obtain meals during the summer months when school is not in session.

This Summer Meal Program is a program that allows the district to provide a free breakfast and lunch to all children in the community.  Families do not have to fill out any application or registration, and they do not have to qualify for free and reduced meals to participate.  Children also do not have to attend school at Marion Independent to receive a meal. The only requirement to receive the free meals is that the child must be 18 years or younger. 

The meals will be served at the Starry Elementary cafeteria located at 700 South 15th St, Marion, Iowa 52302.

Breakfast Calendar

Lunch Calendar

Meals will be served from June 3rd - August 16th, Monday through Friday except July 4th and July 5th. 

Breakfast will be served from 8:30 AM-9:30 AM.  Lunch will be served from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM.

The meals will be served on trays just like they are during the school year and will need to be consumed in the cafeteria. Meals will not be a grab and go style meal.

If this is something that would benefit your family, or someone you may know, please pass the information along and plan on joining us this summer at Starry Elementary School.