Free Meal Information

UPDATE on April 30, 2020
A letter for families of school-aged children certified as free or reduced eligible and families who could now qualify based on current economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 quarantine.
The federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 provides benefits, referred to as Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT), to families of school-aged children who would have otherwise received free or reduced priced meals if it were not for school closures.
You are encouraged to complete an online application.
Visit or visit the PA Department of Human Services website at Use one application for all students in your household. While all students are currently receiving free meals during the COVID-19 pandemic, those who are approved for free or reduced price meals will continue to receive that benefit for the first 30 operating days of next school year.

If your family needs additional help, you can find how to apply for SNAP or other assistance benefits, visit contact your local county assistance office, or call 1-800-692-7462.

MCASD is distributing a limited number of hams on Saturday, April 11th starting at 8 AM for our struggling families in need for the holiday weekend.  Hams will be provided on a first come, first serve basis at the cafe/pool entrance doors.  Thank you to ALL that donated to help our MC families!    


FREE MEAL INFO: The Marion Center Area School District Nutrition Services will be operating a free school breakfast and lunch program during the closure for children ages 1 through 18, unless ordered to close this service.  It is an integral part of our mission to ensure that our students continue to have access to balanced meals in order to maintain their health and the health of the community.  Free breakfast and lunch packs will be provided to families weekly until further notice.  


This is a reminder to parents that Marion Center School District is offering free meals for children ages 1 – 18 again next week.  Pickup will be drive-through style on Monday, April 13, 2020 from 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM at the McCreery Café Doors and at the Rayne Elementary front entrance. The pickup will include breakfast and lunch for 5 days per child.  If you participated this week, there is no need to call.  Any family that did not participate the prior week, but plans to participate next week, please call and provide your name, number of children, and pick up location by Thursday, March 26th at noon time.  The number is 724-397-5551 Ext. 5408.   


Parents are responsible for safe food handling and managing any food allergies their children may have.  Meals are intended to be eaten immediately or stored in the refrigerator or freezer at 40 degrees or lower within 2 hours.